these pictures were taken yesterday morning, May 2nd ...and a fine one it was too!
You can see one of my students without a jacket in the picture. I took my class out for a walk. We have been studying 'Air and Water in the Environment' for science. What better way to learn than to go out on a spring morning and find the evidence. We did find ice, water, and snow; however, there was not a cloud to be seen.
Lucky for us the weekend fury had passed...
leaving us with an interesting combination of snow, ice, and budding leaves on the Manitoba maple tree.
I liked the ice formations on the slough edge, evidence to water being wind-washed on the banks. It was frozen over when we visited, and stones being skipped slid and bounced their way to a stop.
Northern Flicker (wood pecker family),
a first real sighting for me.
I have seen the bird around but never got close enough to identify it. I do need a camera with a better zoom!!
In my spare moments --
A patchwork quilt I am working on.
It is almost done -- just in time for warmer weather. I have been planning on a new quilt for a while now. I learned how to do the binding stitch and am finishing it off by hand. This is a quite enjoyable task; I am done one side and a corner (quite a feat, I must say).
More on it later. This will be the first quilt I actually finish!