Feb. 10, no snow. I walked outside early morning without even a thought about a jacket. Meanwhile snow is dumping like crazy in other parts of the world. My bulbs are coming up, my aspen tree budding. I decided to go look for winter by visiting a lake higher in elevation but not far. I found men ice fishing on very little ice. The ice moaning, sounding deep and eerie like whale songs crossed with starwars sounds. It smells like spring. A little snow here and there. The willows a bright red.
Was my theory, that the bears with their extra thick coats, meaning a harsh winter a bust? Or did they need that extra thick coat because there was not enough snow to den in and thus be insulated?
Should I have cropped the srtip of water at top of ice fisher men off?