Can you see what I see?
Yes! The daffodils are coming up in our garden.
It's an interesting biological fact that daffodils are as smart as some human beings, at least when it comes to forecasting the weather. Daffodils are the dolphins of the bulbous perennial world. These little shoots, spotted Wednesday morning, are clear and irrefutable evidence that Spring is here. No more winter. No more icy cold weather. No more snowstorms. You can't argue with the daffodils.
So I went sailing.
I hitched up my Laser and went over to Bristol.
The temperature was in the mid 40s and the wind around 5-8 knots.
Perfect Spring sailing weather.
While I was rigging, a cyclist about my age came over to look at my boat (as they do.)
He didn't say what cyclists usually say. ("Is that a Sunfish?") He actually knew it was a Laser.
He had what sounded to me like an Australian accent and he said that he used to sail a Tasmanian Tiger. He implied it was similar to a Laser.
I had never heard of a Tasmanian Tiger. I had to look it up on the Wikipedia afterwards. Apparently it is now extinct.
Not a Laser
Not a tiger
Then I had a wonderful sail on the harbor.
There wasn't a single boat on the moorings.
There wasn't any other boat of any kind on the harbor all the time I was sailing.
Towards the end of my sail I saw several skeins of geese winging across the sky.
It's an interesting biological fact that geese are as smart as some human beings, at least when it comes to forecasting the weather. Geese are the dolphins of the waterfowl world. These skeins of geese were clear and irrefutable evidence that Spring is here. No more winter. No more icy cold weather. No more snowstorms. You can't argue with the geese.