More signs of Spring – flowers come up, and so does the river

First hyacinths, March 7, 2011

Hyacinths

My first hyacinths have opened up. Their beautiful smell is filling the air on the side of the house. Only a few plants are up now. Within the week there will be fifteen. I will smell them every time I come home or leave.

The river is rising, Mar. 5, 2011

Rivers rising

That’s the Pirate Ship of Pony Pasture. Ethan and I visited it this afternoon – I think it will be gone by tomorrow at lunch. Yesterday the river was at 6′. When Ethan and I visited today – when I took that picture – it was at 9′. Tomorrow around noon the forecast is for 13′. As my friend Mijo said, “The ship is ready for sailing”.

About Jay McLaughlin

I am a rehabilitation counselor. I have many friends with autism and traumatic brain injuries. They help me learn new things constantly. I hike with dogs at the James River in Richmond - a lot. I've completed an Iron distance triathlon a year for 11 years. My most recent was in Wilmington, NC in November, 2013. I currently compete in mid-distance triathlons. And work and hike and take pictures and write and eat.
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