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Early Spring!…

“I have noticed in my life that all men have a liking for some special animal, tree, plant, or spot of earth.  If men would pay more attention to these preferences, and seek what is best to do in order to make themselves worthy of that toward which they are so attracted, they might have dreams which would purify their lives.  Let a man decide upon his favorite animal and make a study of it, learning its innocent ways.  Let him learn to understand its sounds and motions.”  Teton Sioux Medicine Man Brave Buffalo

These past two weeks have been a dream!  Mid 80’s, sunshine…who could ask for anything better after a winter of little snow, cold, and cloudy days?  When we moved here to the shores of the Saginaw Bay in 2007, we brought with us an offspring of the Pink Pussy Willow that I planted at our previous house.  It is now planted in my small flower bed and seems to be loving it.  It has reached a height of at least 10′-12′ tall and I have always enjoyed the pink furry catkins that come out in the spring.  This usually doesn’t happen until early April and they don’t usually “fluff” out until late April.  But with our “early Spring” this year, the catkins have already “fluffed” as you can see from the picture.  Hopefully Mother Nature will not play the “Gotcha!” game and revert back to the Winter we never really had!

This beautiful weather has awakened the geocaching urge in us.  We are planning to do some tomorrow, hopefully the weather will hold and we will see something neat and interesting.  Until then…

Happy Trails and Caching,



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