Quietly, oh so quietly, spring is coming. The trees whispered it to me when I went for a walk last week. There is a maple sugar bush next to the trail and in this small section of the woods, the operator still uses the traditional buckets for sap collecting. I stood to enjoy the scene and listen to the drip, drip, drip of sap. Music to my ears.
If you’ve ever been to Granville Island or any waterfront anywhere, you will have been seen gulls. They are usually very active; either swooping over the heads of visitors or at the feet of the same visitors in a swarm of webbed toes, feathers and beaks, gobbling and running randomly. This one stood out in the crowd, sitting motionless and a little detached in front of the warehouse door. The marks on the post suggested to me that this bird was showing up to its’ regular spot to keep watch, at least for a few minutes!
This is the third in this series of members of the Corvidae family . They are intelligent birds with definite presence. This guy is telling us something I’m certain. I was drawn to this pose because this character seems to be drawing on all the energy in its body to call out a message. No sweet little songs in the repertoire!