Saturday morning greeted me with temps in the low 40's - breezy, cool, overcast, and clammy. In other words, pretty decent weather for running! I like it.
I did 17 miles today. Most of it went pretty well, although the last couple of miles were a bit of a struggle. But I got it done. And I couldn't complain about the weather.
There were some new bird arrivals today - the pied-billed grebe, ruby-crowned kinglet, herring gull, and numerous northern flickers.
I also saw some repeat birds as well - three loons, several wood ducks, eastern bluebirds, and tons of eastern phoebes. Seemed everywhere I went, there was a phoebe. Or maybe it was just one following me around? :)
Wildflowers have started to emerge. I saw a number of bloodroots in bloom today (didn't write this down last year, but saw them on April 12th in 2010).
Based on these recent signs of spring, everything still seems to be a couple of weeks ahead.
Just because I need to sneak something food-related in here - it took me almost four months, but I feel like I have finally mastered pizza making in my oven.
|Sourdough pizza with mortadella, Fresno chilies, and scallions|
This little bit of time with the broiling element on is just enough to brown the cheese and toppings, and to crisp up the edges. The picture above was from last week, one of my better efforts. I am happy I have this figured out.