I’ve decided to try using another blog. I may come back to tumblr, if they add archives and make it easier to add photos, but until then I’ll be using this new site, check it out: http://tamarckstomatoestigerlies.blogspot.com/
Ian and I wandered up Thunder Creek this weekend, expecting lots of snow and tracks. Instead we found a fair amount of ice, scat, some cool snags and geese tracks. Not too bad. We also made some snow art.
Tracks from a Snow Goose landing. We also saw its tracks as it waddled around (there were tail marks!) and we we could see where it took off.
I’ve been doing a fair bit of twig tracking lately. I wrote a blog about it on Chattermarks, I’ll just link that here, because, well its easier.
We started Mountain School training the first week of March and then it started to snow. Which was really exciting and fun initially, and then it was just wet and cold. Regardless I think its pretty great that I live in a place where it snows in March and the peaks that tower above are still in their winter glory.
We, the C8 grads, got to cruise around Bellingham on the Snow Goose one cool, Saturday morning on an NCI trip. It was great. We saw so many beautiful and fascinating ducks, birds, water fowl (?). The weather was pretty overcast, which it turns out is better for viewing, and it was kind of chilly but the views of wildlife and scenery were well worth the effort.
My favorite duck with the Long tailed duck, so elegant. I’m also pretty taken with the Rhinocerous auklet. Who would have ever thought I’d like birds so much?