The first signs of spring

Loon (photo by Lemberger)

The vernal equinox hereabouts passed us by in the early morning hours yesterday. And today, right on cue, the morning ride yielded two of the most reliable signs of spring:

  1. The loons have arrived on Lake Monona. They spend a bit of time here each spring on their migration north, eating while the water is still clear. And chortling.
  2. The homeless guys are once again sleeping in Law Park, along the lakeshore, not far from the loons.

These are the most reliable signs. There’s also blooming daffodils, the forsythia in a blaze of yellow, and the first leaves on the over-wintered chard.

And the urge to ride.  All of the time.

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