The first of the Canada Geese flew over our place this morning on their way north. About a hundred ribboned their way across the sky honking encouragement to each other. We look forward to them returning every year as the first sign of Spring. I pulled out the Humming Bird feeders today in anticipation of their return soon. We have a few birds stopping at our feeder as they return to their breeding grounds. Mostly sparrows but is amazing at their variety.
Along with that the first bears have been sited. A mother with two cubs along the road. Unfortunately the snow is still with us so they will have a few weeks of difficult foraging. This will probably deter me from walking our dog as much as I have in the last few weeks. I have developed a bit of a phobia about bears since my run in with one last year.
It is garbage day tomorrow and I put the can out already but I wonder if it will be attacked tonight, we threw some fish out and that is an invitation to a bear. Our can has a nice array of teeth marks on it as it is, but the garbage lady comes so early on Thursday mornings we have to put it out at night. As summer comes on I start getting up at about 5:30 am and I will put it out then.
My husband and his friend watched the hockey game between the Vancouver Canuks and the Anaheim Mighty Ducks and now there are exclamations of complete disgust because the Canuks lost.