Sunday, March 8, 2020
The Hedgehog Crown
It's the weekend, and you know what that means -- another outing to Hampstead Heath!
Someone lost their zombie-hedgehog paper crown.
More signs of spring! We found one of the rhododendrons on Sandy Heath blooming away.
Some big changes seem to be happening here. The pine tree at left used to have two big branches topped by tufts of green -- the only picture I can find is here, and that color scheme is not natural. Anyway, Storm Ciara and/or Storm Dennis swept through and broke one of them. You can see it dangling from the tree, which was already leaning and is attached to the tree at right by a metal support wire. Now that tree has been pollarded -- I wonder if it's coming down -- and I'm not sure what the fate of the pine is going to be.
Olga saw a squirrel on the pine. She leaped the ring of branches encircling it so she could bark more closely. See her at the base of the trunk?
In Golders Hill Park, some of the trees are blossoming and the ground is carpeted with crocuses.
Other than our little walk -- and the subsequent canine bath -- yesterday was pretty quiet. I finished a book; we watched "Schitt's Creek." (We're up to Season 5 and really, really liking it.)
I don't have a thing to say about anything else going on in the world.