Sunday, April 18, 2021

A matter of days

Sometimes change happens slowly. And then there are times like these. Three (3) days ago, the trees were still mostly bare, with just a hint of green, leafing out just starting. The main colours of our deciduous forests and wetlands were still browns and reds.

Baikie slough, April 15. Blue skies, brown grasses and trees. And the new salmonberry leaves.

Canada geese, Baikie slough

That was three days ago. This morning, all the trees and all the shrubs and all the vegetation at the side of the roads is green and dense, with no brown, no bare sticks to be seen. And my tulips are blooming.

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 A veces las cosas cambian lentamente, tan lentamente. Y otras veces, como ahora ... Hace tres (3) dias, los árboles caducifolios seguían pelados, con apenas un dejo de color verde, los primeros brotes de las hojas nuevas. Los colores principales en nuestros bosques y humedales eran todavía cafe y rojizo.

Eso fue hace tres dias. Esta mañana, todos los árboles, todos los arbustos, toda la vegetacón al lado de los caminos vestía un verde vivo, escondiendo completamente las ramas. No se veía por ninguna parte un árbol desnudo.

Y mis tulipanes han abierto sus flores.

Fotos: Aguas quietas al lado de la isla Baikie, con gansos canadienses, hace tres dias.


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