Saturday, April 08, 2006
first pond activity
Yes, that is ice on the pond behind Starflower. She didn't seem to mind the water temperature, which could not have been too much above freezing. The last swim was sometime in October, which means there are only five months out of the year that are considered unswimmable.
As for myself, I'll wait until the water is comfortably warm and the air is unbearably hot. But I did get in some gardening today, cleaning out some of the raised beds and planting lettuce and arugula seedlings. I couldn't wait, it was too nice. While I was working in the garden, I saw my first butterflies of the year, a White Admiral and an unidentified orange one, a fritillary perhaps. And my first fox sparrow of the year, doing its scratch dance in the leaves in the woods.
at 9:08 PM