Yes, it's spring in Nova Scotia but you wouldn't know it by taking a woodland walk through our Acadian forest. I followed my usual route in Bell Park, often an excellent area for woodland photography, but the warm temperatures had melted most of the overnight snow and the grey sky depressed the scenery. These images have an ambience of silence with no awakenings of spring visible. I saw a Northern Flicker and a Fox Sparrow this morning in our backyard at Portuguese Cove so the first migrants are beginning to return
In a previous year we had Coltsfoot blooming on March 6 but this year only buds are visible through the roadside grime and darkened windrow of snow.