Location: Seattle, Washington, United States

What you have here is an old guy. In education for 30 years, started teaching elementary, ended as library and media director of community college. I've enjoyed mountain climbing, sports car rallying, was pipe major of a bagpipe band, played guitar and sang during the folk revival, walking and hiking later in life. Now fairly sedentary. Enjoy reading, esp. mysteries and fantasy, but my reading is pretty eclectic. Enjoy movies, giving Netflix a workout.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Spring Is Here

Spring is not here as yet, at least not on the calendar. But we have had an overly mild winter here in the Northwest. Although it did snow today...or so they tell me. I did not see a single snowflake. My wife, an earlier riser than I, insisted that she saw snow yesterday morning, But to me it feels like spring. The weather has been clear. Temperatures have been in the low 50s. The Olympic mountains stand out to the west, snowcapped from end to end. The flowering plum is in full bloom and the winds blow pink blossoms about, most of which stick to my car. The daffodils are not only up, but blooming. The iris are growing like weeds. And today, as I strolled back and forth on the patio, I heard the songs of house finches. Their song, to me, indicates that they have returned and brought spring with them. So to heck with the calendar. Spring is here.


Blogger Cap'n Bob Napier said...

I saw the snow, but it was too wet to stick. Nice blog entry, BTW.

10:49 PM  

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