Week 3 (Hints of Spring)

April 27, 2018
Posted in "This Week"
April 27, 2018 Brad Knabel

Week 3 (Hints of Spring)

I spent some time looking for signs of spring this week. It’s been an especially long winter and we’ve finally traded our snow flurries for some warmer weather and even hints of sun once in a while.

Bob Podurgiel had warned me about a momma goose that had nested right off the bank of Chartiers Creek near the rail tower. I kept my distance and managed to squeeze off a few shots without disturbing her. She seems so exposed and alone. There’s no shelter here and she’s the only protection that her eggs are getting. It’s no wonder geese have a reputation for being so protective.

The trees are in full bloom this week and the white petals are everywhere. It seems that we’ve traded our occasional snow flurries for falling blossoms. I ran into Michael below as I was taking pictures. He looked a bit perplexed and it took a minute or so before he finally asked what I was doing. We chatted for about ten minutes and he let me take a few shots of him for fun. I enjoyed his company and hope we run into each other again.