Greens, blues, and berries

In our ongoing search for signs of spring and sun, I’m not able to bring much evidence of the latter – we’re still bumbling along at far below seasonal norms – but on the trail we’re seeing greens, blues and berries, reminders that it is spring, honest!

Berry good

My run on sentences are almost longer than the snatched walks Mrs. PC, Scout and I take between rain showers. It’s all very fresh and clean, and it’s lovely to see berries emerging and varied shades of green as we squelch up and down the trails.

Salal days ahead

With summer just around the corner, maybe there’ll be a flick of the seasonal temperature switch and we’ll look back at spring fondly, wishing for cooler damp days? Yeah, right…

Good blues

A brief one this week as I’m off to wring out my socks and dust off my sunglasses, acts of optimism in case the weekend forecast is wrong…

Fresh and green

Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a wonderfully sunny weekend!

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9 thoughts on “Greens, blues, and berries”

    1. Thanks, Walt! I think the berries are salmonberry, and the blue flowers are lithodora… but I’m not well versed in flora recognition so wouldn’t bet the farm on it.


  1. Raspberries on the trail are the best! Just watch out for the bears…The blues flowers are so brilliant. and so many new tips on the evergreens. The evergreens here are loaded with cones. I think that is a sign they are propagating the species.


    1. Seeing the fresh green tips on the trails makes up for the lack of spring warmth for us! We’ve an abundance of salal bordering our backyard so seeing a bear wander by isn’t out of the question!


  2. Love the blues and berries and I almost thought of trading this weeks heatwave for your weather, but words like squelch and wringing out socks changed my mind. Perfect weather here to stay indoors and watch the Stanley Cup Finals, but that’s not going to happen!! I’m looking for hopeful signs in the sports world and it’s less than three weeks until the Tour de France and under 90 days until the football season begins. Enjoy the week and did you lose your Wellies in the move?!😁


    1. Thank you! Still squelchy here, although we had an entire afternoon of sun yesterday – spring for a while! (I can’t walk far in wellies!)
      The hockey isn’t over?! In my sulk, I stopped paying attention, then when I did look, saw NYR were beaten. I’m still enjoying Everton avoiding relegation, that’s how desperate the world of sport has become!

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      1. I have been crazy busy all spring. My trucked needed some body work done to pass inspection, poor old girl is 13 but it is cheaper to repair her than replace so I’ve been with a vehicle and cycling everywhere is time consuming. Got a kayaking trip to Bay of exploits in NFLD first week of August. And a group of 8 friends are doing a self drive tour of Iceland first week of September. I’ve also been painting my house. Hard to find time to blog and read. Be well friend.


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