One Morning

One Morning “With so many trees in the city, you could see the spring coming each day until a night of warm wind would bring it suddenly in one morning. Sometimes the heavy cold rains would beat it back so that it would seem that it would never come and that you were losing a … Continue reading One Morning

The Last of the Ice

The Last of the Ice The other day the lake was glass and all was still. The world was rejoicing in the sun’s warm rays and that winter was almost gone. I pulled out my canoe and went for a quiet, serene paddle. No one else was around and it was quiet. In a nearby … Continue reading The Last of the Ice

The Quiet Pond

The Quiet Pond Soon the ice will leave the beaver ponds and the beavers will emerge after months of darkness. However, they must get to work quickly as there is much to do. Trees must be felled so they can eat and replenish their diminished fat stores from the long winter. Once they have stripped … Continue reading The Quiet Pond

Spring is Near

Spring is Near All the lakes and ponds are still covered by a thick ceiling of ice, and snow still blankets much of the forest floor. During the day, temperatures often slip above freezing for a few hours to melt some snow but spring can take a long time in the North. However, there are signs … Continue reading Spring is Near