on the first day of spring
I donned snowshoes and went looking for signs of new life
it was a warm day at 57F
snow melts daily and the music of the creek grows louder each day with the thaw
buds of cottonwoods, birch and aspen swell noticeably each day
the furry aspen (male) buds are just beginning to push their way through winters protective shielding
spring begins slowly in NW Montana, no green, no flowers... still it is happening and is a bit thrilling
it was a joy to see this lovely and healthy orange lichen colony
this cute little pine sisken appears to be posing......
Each season is a treasure.
Lovely spring or perhaps autumn to you!