Tuesday, June 14, 2005

It's been a funny spring so far, with that spell of nice weather early on and now cooler and rainy. However it has come to us, it has made for a great berry year so far. The salmonberries are just finishing and this was a bumper season for them. Huckleberries, true to form are following right along in the same abundance, and they seem sweeter this year than usual.

Swainson's thrushes are about too, with their haunting spiralling call. It's my favourite west coast bird song, and it says "summer." More so than the robins, who are year round residents, the Swainson's are the real harbingers of spring.