In the middle of January, like now, it is very easy to get into the mindset that this gray weather is going to last forever. Since I am a (very) amateur birder, though, I also know that the spring migration is about to start probably within the next couple of weeks.
The birds won’t hit our continent for a while, though. Entirely self -propelled animals. Actually, come to think of it, humans are the only animals that can travel in non-self-propelled ways. Still have respect, though, for flocks of millions of tiny birds propelling themselves across the Gulf of Mexico to summer in our back yards.
Renewed resolutions to haul myself around the thickets of Boulder Creek or up in the mountains near Nederland.