Strangely, it’s looking quite like spring around here, and has for a number of weeks. Even our camelia has gotten into the act (not to mention our grass, which desperately needs mowing already, in the places where it’s still prevailed against the more dominant moss).
We’ve had weeks of mostly dry, sunny weather with highs in the 50s or even 60s, so much so that I’m not biking every day it’s sunny (read: not raining) the way I normally would this time of year. Frankly, I’ve started wishing for some more rain and cold weather, just because this unnaturally pleasant pattern is so far from the norm. Not that I’d trade for six feet of snow, or sustained temperatures in the single digits, mind you, but I’d just like a little more seasonal weather. Plus, the lack of snow pack in the mountains, which mostly confounds skiers for now, is likely to presage a summer drought, never a good thing. Climate change, northwest-style?
Edit to add: I guess I should be careful what I wish for, as today turned out to have a high of about 50 and had drizzle on and off all day, including the 20 minutes total I spent riding to/from my dentist appointment.
Anyway, on that bizarrely pessimistic note – yes, I did just find a way to complain about our spectacular weather – let’s have some lighthearted Benji pictures from our trip to the aquarium last week.
Oh, and not at the aquarium, just around and being silly:
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Benji is demonstrating a wonderful “single finger touch” technique with the anemones. No picture, I notice, of the “grab the big hermit crab and haul it out of the tidepool” technique that was much less popular with the aquarium docent. 🙂