With rain in the forecast for this afternoon, I headed north very early this morning to visit the York Region Forest and then visit Mount Albert:
I heard Blue Jay, Crow, Brown Creeper, Robin and saw this Chickadee:
One of the first flowering plants in the forest is the Hazel shrub. The female flowers are in tiny clusters with the ovaries concealed by the bud scales from which only the vivid crimson styles emerge:
The main street of Mount Albert is located on a steep hill:
The warring hosts of Winter and of Spring
are hurtling o’er the plains.
All night I heard their battle-clarions ring
And jar the window panes. – Christopher Pearse Cranch (1813–92)