|First Willow Buds|
I haven't really started the summer annuals yet, but plan to start over the coming weeks. I aim to only start planting annuals outside after the first week of June, so I can't let things get overgrown inside.
There is very little earth bared of the great banks of snow at present, but with more sun, we should see Pulsatilla and crocuses soon!
|Sundog over La Ronge|
to the iphone, I captured it as the dog dragged me on to more desirable sniffing grounds. It was still rather cool out this afternoon, as the prismatic colors of the sundog (parhelion) attest. Interestingly, there is a description of this phenomenon from the 1500s by the founder of the Hutterites, Jacob Hutter. How did we ever live without Wikipedia?
I have been watching the skies with my camera at the ready all winter. Most nights when there was any aurora activity noted on satellite reports, we had snow and limited visibility. I noticed some lights on March 29 though, and managed to see a great show from about 9:30 to 10:30 pm. It was fairly early in the evening compared to other times that I have been out to see them. Short after this, the moon rose above the horizon and the lights were no longer to be seen.
|Aurora borealis near La Ronge|