On the surface it doesn't look any different than yesterday, but there are signs everywhere spring is here. On our quad ride to Theo we found beautiful bright pink (officially purple) salmonberry flowers just starting to open. Soon they will bloom and the green leaves will emerge. In not too many months they will have ripe orange-red berries to nourish humans and animals alike.
When we arrived at Olson's Landing there was another sign of impending spring. The willow trees near the banks of Olsen Creek had their fuzzy catkins sprouting along their spiky stems. We brought a cutting of pussywillow home to remind us of our trip and to hopefully develop roots in its vase.
Today we are heading back up the lake (the whole family - Mom, cat, Wayne and I). Tomorrow is garden planting day. It is a spring rite I love. If you are a frequent reader we will return in about a week. Until then a Happy Easter to everyone! -- Margy