Although I typed the title a little tentatively, I think spring is finally here. In the Cariboo, spring is much more than just a date on the calendar, and usually has its own ideas as to when it will truly arrive.
Last night the sound the nesting birds were making was incredible. It could not be described as anything other than a cacaphony, but it was still beautiful to fall asleep to. And, although there is still a chill in the air, when the sun makes an appearance during the day it is downright glorious! Spring flowering bulbs have started poking up in the gardens and grass is starting to green up in areas. Most importantly, the ice is slowly retreating from our shores.
As I type this post there are a few hardy campers sitting around a nice warm campfire, enjoying the late night symphony that can only be heard on a lake in spring. The tinkle of shifting ice, a late night breeze though the dried cattails, and birds.... Lots and lots of birds!
Even though it is still cold at night, Keith could not wait any longer for camping season to start and has turned on water to the sites. Today was our first official day open for 2011.
Let the games begin!