The dull, gloomy weather didn’t seem to want to leave.
But gradually the cloud cleared.
Then the sun was glorious!
I’m sitting and sunbathing where my deck will be. (The coat over the back of the chair is to block a sneaky little wind.) I actually bared my forearms!
I went to Nimpo Lake to pick up mail and along Highway 20 saw the first pussy willows.
This is the twig time of year. I love to bring them into the house and watch the various buds unfold long before they will do so in the wild.
The forsythia was stolen from a bush in the Bella Coola Valley last weekend. It has opened in the house. The advanced pussy willows were from down there, too. The knobbly twigs at the back are cottonwood. (The primulaceae are from my last trip to Williams Lake).
This morning I snowshoed up onto the north bluff. The warm weather was melting the recent snow and the weed stems were popping up again, leaving interesting shapes where they had been.
The mountains in their new snow coats were spectacular.
Above is Noghwhon. Below is Middle Mountain set off by dead, beetle-killed pines.
Here is a panoramic view from the top.
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