I got home, had some coffee and set out to run some errands, I decided to take my camera. That was the best decision of the day. I stepped out of the car and headed toward the hiking trail. Everything had big, fluffy cotton ball looking clumps of snow on it. The sun was fully out and the big clumps were starting to melt creating a slight percussion sound as they fell through the trees landing on various surfaces. This combined with the spring songs of many birds created quite the symphony. The only other sounds were the squishy noises my boots were making in the muddy areas and the continuous clicking of my shutter. I turned to the left toward a creek –choosing this way specifically –there was no bridge down this way so people rarely walk down here. I stopped- breathing in the smell of the wet earth as it slowly warmed. I shaded my eyes and looked up, delighted to see two turkey buzzards just chillin up in a tree. I stood there watching them, as they watched me, and hoped for some action. Well next thing I know one stretched out it’s giant wing and started cleaning it. Then looked at me again and took off in majestic flight as if to say “check out these beautiful wings, I am quite the specimen”. After they got board of me they moved on and so did I. Back the way I came and headed toward the cat tails. I heard the chatter of some other walkers coming up behind me so I grabbed a few shots of the empty trail.
I wondered around a bit longer, but the snow was quickly melting and I was ready for a bit more caffeine so back off to home I headed. This more than likely won’t be the last of the delightful spring snows!