Thursday, February 12, 2009

Return

I've been away for a week in sidereal time but it has seemed like an eternity for some reason. This morning I grabbed the water taxi from Granville Island and we sailed over a smooth sea, passing by a Steller's sea lion just off Point Atkinson. It is a calm grey day, but the cloud is thik and one notices the sun much higher in the sky as we dive towards the vernal equinox. The snow is still lying in piles around the island, but is melting fast, and the soils are coming back to life in garden and forest.