exploring our amazing natural spaces

Archive for March, 2015

Spring break

Overnight the ice broke on the St Croix river. A few weekends ago we confidently walked several yards out from shore here. Yikes! Today raccoon and crow tracks mark the sandy shore as eagles, geese and other birds fly above scanning the open water for food.

spring break

near shorecrow prints

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Sunset on winter

The last day of winter is a major milestone here in the northern climes. We’re sad to store the skis and pack away our winter clothes. But ELATED to feel the warming sun on our face like a tonic for the soul.

Last day of winter