Tomorrow is the first day of Spring, in case you didn't know that.
The signs have been coming for quite a while....birds more interested in chasing each other than eating, grass starting to look green again.
At RAPTOR, every year about this time, a huge patch of these start to pop up.
Can anyone tell me what they are? The flower hangs from the top of the stem and looks like an upside down trumpet.
Whatever they are, they are just the bluest blue flowers I have ever seen.
In just about a month, a whole passel of bloggers will be converging on West Virginia for the New River Birding and Nature Festival. And we have Kathi to blame for that.
She could be their sole PR staff.
The current list of bloggers who will be whooping it up in the mountains of WV next month:
Beth the Delurked Comment Queen
(* staying at the Farmhouse)
Yep, that's 8 women in one house. That house has two bathrooms. We are so toast. Well, at least it has Wi-Fi.
Oh, and Julie, Bill, Liam and Phoebe will be there. And Jim McCormac.
And The Bacon.
I'm looking forward to this trip like no other. It will be a glorious reunion with "old" friends, and a glorious meeting of "old but un-met" friends. And a whole seven days of sweaty, fast and dirty birding!
I was thinking of West Virginia as Lorelei and I were eating at McDonald's today.
And what greeted me from the McNugget box?
A Chicken McNugget. In the shape of WEST VIRGINIA.
Signs. They're everywhere.