Time of walk: 1:30 PM
The bright sunshine and unseasonably warm temperatures made it easy to go for a walk around my neighborhood today! I noticed the melting snow right away, of course, but I also heard the accompanying constant drip drip coming from downspouts and drainage grates in the street. I decided to listen to all the other sounds around me as I walked.
I heard a couple of idling cars at the Post Office and library (despite the village’s anti-idling campaign). I heard cardinals, robins–earlier in the season than usual, and a woodpecker. I also heard a crow far off in the distance. I thought about the Nature episode I saw on PBS last week about how smart crows are.
A couple of times, I heard rustling leaves as I passed the occasional oak tree. I’ve never been patient enough to plant or nurture an oak tree of my own, so I had never really noticed that they hang on to their brown leaves all winter until I started walking regularly this year.
Good day, good walk.