March 4, 2013

A single Rough-winged Swallow appeared, heart-gladdening though of course this does not a summer make; it’s worthy of remark at this early date but expected to be downright common soon enough. Then a single full-plumaged Vermillion Flycatcher from out of nowhere–both these the first of their species I’ve seen anywhere this year and now I’m rethinking whether summer isn’t indeed being “made” today.

Tumbleweed seedlings just sprouting, in masses on south slope of a berm in #2 (north) pasture.