Spring Sunshine

Hammond River, NB

This morning dawned sunny with the promise of warmth later on and Mother Nature delivered, in spades. The water levels are rising and tomorrow’s deluge of rain may push many rivers and lakes over their banks, flooding nearby fields and homes. But, for today, it’s just pretty.

I set out mid-morning for a road trip through some byways near home. My first stop was on the Damascus Road near Hampton.

A canopy of trees shading the Damascus Road.

I stood in the bright sun and watched the shadows play on the chip-sealed surface.

The trees that formed the border between the road and the river were beginning to show signs of life as spring strengthened its tenuous hold on its place in the seasons, defying winter to re-appear.

View from OxBow Farm east of Hampton

At the top of the hill above Hampton there were still hints of the departing season. Windswept fields had yet to bare the green sprouts of hay.

But, down by the Hammond River Bridge there were buds on the bushes and geese foraging for snacks in the interval. A good day for a road trip.

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