It was 24 degrees F at 7:38 this morning as I rolled Shadow out of the garage for a spin to Meadowbrook Park.
The water was up at McCullough-Davis creeks below the rabbit-statue bridge.
Woodpeckers and nuthatches provided sound, also visual interest, once they could be located. It takes a trained eye to find little birds: they don’t like to be stared at.
And around the bend on the south side of the bridge could be heard the returned red-winged blackbirds. No doubt: the season is advancing.
Saw deer (a few; didn’t count) on the other side of hidden Davis Creek.
Along the creek, many of the slim trees bore (bracket?) fungus.
Even the young trees seem to be stressed.
The prairie below the clouds was still painted in neutral shades.
But the odds are good that soon it will be green.