Sunday, March 04, 2012

Signs of Spring: Swallows - An Early Arrival

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The swallows are back. And once again they are earlier than last year, and the year before, and the year before...

I've been scanning the sky the past few days - earlier than I usually do - but I had a feeling.

Last night was balmy and clear and we woke up to a 50-degree, frost-free morning and I knew they'd show up today.  And so they did.  I say 'they', but really I saw just the one. But one means more are somewhere close by and for me that's enough to proclaim:

Spring has officially arrived at Raven Ridge Gardens.

What signs of spring do you watch for?

More posts about swallow activity:
Happy Spring! The Swallows are Back!
The Swallows Are Back - Spring Has Arrived!
The Swallows Have Arrived!
Summer in my Garden - Baby Swallows
Baby Swallows Almost Ready to Fly


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Sylvia K said...

I'm so glad you're seeing signs of spring!! I'm SO ready! But I have to admit there are some tiny, tight leaves appearing on several of the trees in front of our building and they get a bit bigger each day!! Hooray for Spring!! Have a great week, Christine!


anna maria said...

I'm waiting for the swallows too, but no sign of them yet!