William The Coroner’s Forensic Files

Sunday, 29, March, 2009

Winter’s First Green is Gold

Filed under: Natural History — williamthecoroner @ 11:36

Nature’s first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.”

My daffodils are sticking their heads up, the ones in full sun are ahead of the ones on the shady side–I hope the predicted snow doesn’t kill them off. The crocuses have also gotten themselves in gear–but I think the squirrels ate most of them.

I was out on Chagrin River Road yesterday. That’s one of my favourite drives, particularly when there are no speeding morons on the road. Ohio is showing the effects of a lack of large predators. I saw many groups of whitetail deer, numbering in total about 17. There was also a large group of wild turkeys. I don’t drive on that road as often as I used to, but twenty years ago I never saw deer in those quantities and never saw turkeys at all.

The spring peepers were quite vocal, too. This is some of the best time of year, as the leaves aren’t out yet, just in the buds, so you can still see the bones of the land, and you can see the animals and birds.

1 Comment »

  1. Sounds like a nice relaxing ride!

    Comment by Old NFO — Sunday, 29, March, 2009 @ 12:16 | Reply

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