late late february

Jeessuss! This vehicle must have ran off the road and tumbled down a bank after an hellacious shootout! Look at all those bullet holes. I wonder of Al Capone was involved?

Spring like weather this weekend. Lisa and I scouted Red Rock Road, running on the west side of the Columbia River between Radium and Brisco. We were looking for an open space to take night time photos. We found windows to the night sky but nothing with an open expanse from north to south.

Plenty of silvers and greys between seasons. The birds are gearing up when the sun comes out, singing, feeling the rise of spring I suspect. I feel it too, but it’s way down there, pushed aside by modern living and various substances ingested to cope with poor light, politicians, a 24 hour news cycle, destruction, pollution, racism, violence and bullshit flinging from every direction.

Being older makes you realize you don’t have much control over any of it, the batting average is starting to go down, if I were a boxer the losses are creeping up on a once perfect record. The world is taking it’s toll. That’s age for you.

Still the feel of spring. The smell of melting ice. The warmth when the sun decides to shine, the light on the mountain tops and clouds after the sun goes down, the time it takes before it turns dark, no wonder the birds wait for this time to go a courting.

Each winter takes a little from us, robbing me of confidence and bringing us closer to our destination.

If it doesn’t snow, it will be dirty snow piles, mud and dust. That’s my cue to start some seeds inside. The garden is only a few months away.

8 thoughts on “late late february

  1. Jim R

    I wonder, could that car be one of Bonnie and Clyde? Did they rob banks up your way?

    I know what you mean about things running down and having less control. Been to my doctor too many times lately for odds and ends. She seems to be getting them fixed. Good for her.


  2. mountaincoward

    That poor car! I suspect people are just using it for target practice – they could just let it rust in peace couldn’t they?

    We’ve had good weather for a week now and it looks like we have another week coming (although the next is a little colder I think) – maybe we’re starting to get spring? I hope so as it’s just about my favourite time of year…


    1. underswansea

      You are right about target practice. In Canada mile markers and old cars are always full of holes.

      It’s warming up here. The snow is melting but the ground is still frozen so there’s puddles everywhere.


      1. mountaincoward

        they shoot up signs around here too – usually in the shape of a word (often rude) ๐Ÿ˜‰ The funniest ‘rude’ thing I saw was once after it had snowed, someone went to the posh golf course near our village and tramped the words ‘F off’ in the snow (but in full of course) – I nearly pissed myself!


      2. underswansea

        Wow! Your yahoos shoot words into signs! I’m impressed. No wonder Canada looks up to the UK. What an advanced culture. ๐Ÿ™‚ We shoot without a concern for composition. Love the golf course story. Take care and have a great weekend.


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