"If I don't believe in solipsism, who will?" - Al Batt

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Pastry Run

Coming back from a lunch and pastry foray, we noticed a couple of common loons on Fountain Lake - our elusive state bird. It's difficult to understand calling any bird that is as rare and intolerant of humans as the loon as "common".
It's 73 degrees and windy. The ice will be off the lake within hours and it will be OFFICIALLY SPRING!


Margadant said...

Similar conditions to the west of you. Took a wind-buffeted drive down to Custer this morning for breakfast with a mountain lion guru and stayed on for a wilderness lunch. Both occurred with charming ladies in fine local cafes. It is spring indeed.

Old Toad said...

Spring??? Snowflakes were falling on the blossoming trees and flowers in Oregon this morning. Cold nights may damage the fruit trees. But ski resorts (and hour or so away) are happy ... and open another weekend for skiers. Old toads are drowning in huge puddles (small lakes) of water standing everywhere after gusher rains the past few days ... with more to come the next five days. Guess we have to pay for the warm early Spring days last month. Glad to hear that you're getting some sunny, warm days after all the snow and cold in Minnesota this winter.

Justine Valinotti said...

Is it better to live in a state whose bird is elusive than to live in one in which the state bird is in a cage?