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Luna and I walk on our hillside everyday. Sometimes we get away and walk other places. Spring is a season of change. Everyday, everywhere you look, you can see something new. Here are some images from recent walks.

 

This vernal pond above our house has not had water this year. By my reckoning, that makes this a dry year. Maybe today’s rain and snow will change that.

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Waterleaf is in full bloom now.

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It’s a ground-hugging, diminutive plant.

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Up valley, I found the spring beauty to be far more pink than around here.

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This snag is a great wildlife tree. It has lots of cavities for cavity-nesting birds and mammals.

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An interesting fungus

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And another one

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Luna found this last patch of snow and rolled around in it.

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Balsamroot

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At the Suspension Bridge along the Methow Community Trail. Compare it to how it looked the last time I went skiing on March 9.

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Looking up river

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And down river

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There is a series of William Stafford poems in the Methow. This one is at the Suspension Bridge.

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Back at home, the serviceberry is finally blooming. When I drove through Wenatchee on April 1, it was already in full bloom.

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Here is a batch of tiny tent caterpillars in the bitterbrush.

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Bluebells have been blooming for almost a month.

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A currant bush hugging an old lichen-covered fence post.

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