Today, I am thankful for more signs of spring.
S, T and I boulder and hike in Ute Valley Park for the third consecutive day. While hiking, I notice that the landscape is in an identity crisis. When I survey the area, I might guess the season to be either late autumn, late winter or early spring. Brown, tan, beige and gray dominate the current palette - very bland and quite boring.
On closer inspection, however, I see multitudes of tiny green leaf buds on the scrub oak and deciduous trees. A very good sign.
In a few weeks, spring will burst forward in all her glory, erasing chilly memories of our exceptionally cold and long winter.
For this blessing, I am grateful.
Photos: Mule deer graze in the meadow (Ute Valley Park)