Jack’s Walk


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Ha! The forecast was wrong. It’s a beautiful sunny day with blue skies and the air is filled with that earthy scent of spring. I can hear birds singing and the neighbourhood is full of busy squirrels running here and there doing all the things that squirrels do in the spring. Jack was feeling energetic today, too, and he pranced and wagged for most of the walk stopping often to follow a scent or leave a splash of pee. We went past the high school just as the kids were going for lunch and Jack schmoozed with a few gaggles of teens and left happiness in his wake. Best of all today, green is back. The grass is turning a lovely kelly green and there are bunches of fresh green tulips and hyacinths and daffodils getting ready to flower. I can hardly wait.


  1. rq says

    Looking so green! We’ve been having warm weather but everything is still in a state of potential. Still, our backyard this year is absolutely crowded with birds, it’s a riot and I love it.

  2. Ice Swimmer says

    There is some green grass here. A welcome sight and many birds have returned, including oystercatchers. One especially brave one came to the grassy area in the inner sea facing courtyard of the sauna and pecked at the ground for a while before walking back to the ledge from where it came from.

  3. Nightjar says

    Oh, that’s delightful! I’m so glad you are finally able to enjoy spring, it was about time! :)

    The weather here has now decided that the right way to do things is to mix dull rainy days with warm sunny days in about equal proportions but with the caveat that warm sunny days must not fall on weekends. And while I’m happy it has been raining a lot, I’d prefer weekends were a bit more sunny. But one can’t have everything…

  4. says


    The hills here in Southern California are an unbelievable almost fluorescent yellow -- we got a lot of rain, and now the mustard plants are everywhere. It’s a nice change while it lasts. Soon everything will be brown and dry again.

  5. lumipuna says

    It’s so warm and sunny, predicted to continue over next week. I’m just getting used to the sunlight, and I’m already worrying about early summer’s rainfall. Last year, the season of lush greenery went past really fast.

    My pearl hyacinths are just beginning to flower. The tulips have been opening one by one over many days, looking sickly and stunted. I’ll try something else next year, maybe daffodils.

  6. Nerd of Redhead, Dances OM Trolls says

    Finally seeing some greenery and spring flowers here in Chiwaukee. Felt like it was taking forever to warm up.

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