Thursday, April 30, 2009
It has been particularly spectacular here in Juneau these last few days. Its supposed to get up to 67 today and the sky is blue and the sun is huge.
The snow is evaporating quickly, the streets are getting swept and the winter gravel is being picked up. Everywhere you see fresh shoots of grass, skunk cabbage, crocus and other bulb flowers and the pussywillows are emerging big and fluffy.
Over at Sandy Beach you'll see typical beach activities. Kids in swimsuits playing in the water, sand volleyball, folding chairs and beach towels laid out, sand croquet, and other fun stuff.
And the spring migration of birds is in full swing. These are surf scooters with their bright orange beak and white patch on the back of their head.