Dog Walk

On the dog walk this morning we saw the first Colton robin, mourning doves, & an evening grosbeak, along with the starlings who moved into town last week. It's in the fifties this morning, with rain predicted, which may wash out the last of the snow. Ah, mud season! After the walk, I made hash with potatoes, left-over sweet potato pancakes, onions, & left-over salmon. Later: Lots of wind today. Gusts above 20 mph even down in our little hollow. Spring storm moving in. That's a spring storm, as in spring, as in it's about time.

Author: jd

Joseph Duemer is Professor of Literature Emeritus at Clarkson University in northern New York state. His most recent book of poems is Magical Thinking from Ohio State University Press. Since the mid-1990s he has spent a good deal of time in Vietnam, mostly Hanoi. He lives with his wife Carole & five terriers (four Jack Russells & one Patterdale) on the stony bank of the Raquette River in South Colton.