Friday, April 3, 2009

Waiting For Summer

© Paul Anderson           Odin Taking the Plunge

© Paul Anderson   War On the Dock
This past month, in the Puget Sound lowlands, the weather jockeys have recorded the 6th coldest March on record.  To find a colder March we would have to look back to the mid-1970's.

But, life goes on.  Skiing is still excellent up at the Mt.Baker Ski Area, in the lower Skagit River Valley the daffodil fields are blooming and although late, it seems that the tulips are getting ready to shake off the cool spring and finally burst out into their fields of color.

Down on Fir Island the farmers are starting to work the soil and the Snow Geese, you can tell, are getting anxious to start the journey north to Wrangell Island, off the northern coast of Siberia.

But April is finally here and it is only a little over two months before Ross Lake Resort opens again.

Here are a couple of shots to remind us of the approaching summer and what it is like to be young again and out of school for summer vacation.