Author: Melanie, Great River School
Location: Wooded area near Como Lake
Weather: Mostly sunny, quite warm out. A very faint breeze. It poured earlier today
I haven't been here for two weeks now, and I can definitely tell. The grass is no longer a field of lush greenery. It is now dotted its purple clover and yellow dandelions, some of which are seeding. The lilac tree that was in full bloom is now withering away already, the flowers wilting and turning an odd brownish colour. The crabapple tree across the street, which had fragrant blossoms only weeks ago, is now devoid of all colours but green. The oak trees, which two weeks ago still had small, developing leaves, now provide full shade from the sun, although the leaves do still have a bright, young look to them. Butterflies are darting around. There are small yellow ones, and a few that look like tiger moths but might not be. A squirrel protects its territory from another with a loud chattering sound. The birdsong is constant. It's strange, because now that the weather seems to be transitioning to summery, the grasses and animals are only just fully transitioning to spring. This year has had such wacky weather, I can only wonder what the summer will be like!