First signs of spring

Up here in upstate New York spring can come anytime from early March to late May, the latter being more of the norm.

We’re in mid to late April now, and we are just starting to see the signs of life emerging. I have no idea what kinds of plants these are, but here are a few signs of green, in an otherwise very brown forest: the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

The fiance has been really into hiking this spring, gearing up for some major camping in the summer. I may or may not partake in the camping part, but I am more happy to hike around wooded areas in the meantime. It’s really beautiful and peaceful, even when there isn’t too much greenery yet.

Here is another big plus of hiking so early in the season: no bugs yet.