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More Signs Of Spring. April 10, 2009

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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The fabled season of rebirth is being elusive here in the Berkshires; a steady diet of cold, damp, foggy weather has been punctuated by bright days and the first wildflowers.

Here are a few shots from this past week.

A foggy dawn on the Chickley River:

fog on the chickley

Colt’s foot, with its lush flowers and strangely leafless stems, sprouts in the gravel at roadside:

colts foot at catamount

Water fowl cruise the beaches and sand bars of the Deerfield:


The sheep have been shorn:

shorn sheep

…And love is in the air.  A wild tom turkey struts like a tipsy frat boy for an obviously disinterested hen:

tom turkey

…while a local Scottish Highland bull does, well, what bulls do:

randy gets some

Notice how impressed his date is.

Anyway, it’s coming, I mean, “imminent.”  And I’m talkin’ about Spring!


1. Bobbie - April 10, 2009

That first shot is lovely.
I don’t believe I’ve ever seen colt’s foot. there aren’t many flowers that bloom without leaves.

2. sylvia - April 10, 2009

The first shot is gorgeous! Actually, they’re all gorgeous! Well, her expression is definitely bored, maybe just playing hard to get or maybe embarrased by the crowd??? Yes, it is spring that’s “coming” isn’t it?

3. kkryno - April 11, 2009

Yay; Spring! There is hope.

4. Frau Biergut - April 12, 2009

Of course, I just saw flurries out the kitchen window as I was doing last night’s dishes.


5. littlebangtheory - April 12, 2009

Yeah, I noticed them too… 😦

I’m about ready to be DONE with winter!

6. susan - April 13, 2009

I love your pictures taken in the west but my favorites are the ones taken close to home. There’s an indefinable tenderness to them.

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