Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spring arrives early at Jamaica Bay Refuge

Every March I sense that the greening of Spring is just around the corner. Today I noticed that small, ruby red flowers have appeared on maple trees. Silvery pussywillow buds have also begun to emerge on slender willow branches. Unfortunately, thirty mile per hour winds blowing in from the west turned the hope of a spring-like morning into a raw winter outing and reminded me that March can be cruel.

A Windy Day at the Refuge

Photo from Citybirder

1 comment:

georgetheatheist said...

Hey Crapper, are you going to repeat last year's wonderful Spring-is-Here photos? I really enjoyed them, despite the "razzing". (A nice antidote to the political shenanigans going on now.)