long views on the last day in april
all the buds are swollen, and some leaves have begun to burst, but the trees around here have yet to start seriously leafing out, which means that i currently have long sight lines through the woods that will quickly be strangled by the fingers of fully leaved tree branches. this also means that i will collect fewer things on my walks over the next few months, because there will simply be less to see through the vegetation. and that means that the productiveness of today’s relatively short walk should be celebrated. which is why i am celebrating.
northern woodland nature finds from one walk