Beau February 27th, 2010
The thaw has begun. At least here in Missouri… and although the nights have been in the 20’s, the daytime temperatures are warming up nicely. I’m so thankful for the handful of sunny days we’re having. Especially reading of the snow and storms some of you are seeing in the northeast. Hang in there! Spring is on the way!
The pond is thawing from a lengthy winter freeze. The last time the water was fully open was late December or early January.
I wandered outside in the middle of the night a couple days ago (I prowl around at night…), and the moon was shining half full in the sky, contrasting with tons of stars. It was cold, but so refreshing and beautiful, and I’m almost positive that I heard a few frogs calling! Which is quite remarkable considering it was way below freezing. But since the daytime temps had warmed up it may have brought a few out already.
The first really nice day we get will bring out tons of little Spring Peepers… and I always enjoy hearing them. It just speaks of spring to me. Their calls reach their peak around the middle of March in our area. I posted a short video here with spring peeper’s calling almost two years ago…
I’m ready, and it’s nearly time for onions, potatoes, peas and more. Time to get the inside chores and projects finished up!