IT IS A GREAT PLEASURE TO TAKE THE OLD DIAMOND WILLOW WALKING STICK AND TRAIPSE off into the newly thawed and melted Spring woods. There to make the acquaintance of Wood Ducks and Mallards and Goldeneyes and Buffleheads in hidden spots along the riverbanks.
The pleasure is intruded upon, somewhat, by the knowledge that another blizzard is bearing down upon us, with forecasts of high winds and up to 18” of snow. This is annoying, and irritating, and seems small and petty on Old Man Winter’s part. Then again, we have survived many annoyances this winter, and we shall survive this one, too.