Dipper-y-“deux”-da

Yes, that’s right!  There are now two dippers on the creek! We’d been out walking a few days ago and saw one, which flew off downstream.  We walked quite far downstream and found one, but Jeff was sure that the first one hadn’t flown that far, so he supposed there were two.  And yesterday, we spotted two – together!  Perhaps we’ve had more than one all winter, but I like to think that our hardy individual managed to attract a mate.

Saturday was lovely here so we hit the Drinking Horse trail.  With our freeze/thaw the actual trail is a mucky mess in some places…

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…and an icy, slippery mess in others…

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…but the views are still the same…

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Then, yesterday, a fresh layer of snow made us feel like it’s winter all over again.

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But, today’s sunshine put a quick end to that.

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About walksandrambles

My love of walking began in 2005, when, travelling with my Girl Scout troop to Switzerland, I joined a group of Norwegians for a day, to walk up Elsignenalp. I wasn't at all sure I could make it, but the guide was kind and through her encouragement, started out. It was an all-day affair for me and I was always the last one, but this didn't matter a bit...I'd found my new love! No photos exist for this...the camera went missing on a train...but I remember toasting myself with a cup of tea from my thermos at the top...it was a day of tough work and pure pleasure. If you walk, you know what I mean!
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