Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Changing of the Guard


A sure sign spring is really coming is when we have the changing of the guard at my workplace. For those of you who don't know, my sweetie and I both work for the city's garbage utility. Me - inside in the offices, him - outside driving trucks. Since we work in garbage we see lots of birds that are attracted to garbage; seagulls, ravens and eagles. All winter long it is ravens and eagles and then there is a week in the spring where it switches to seagulls. Today Tim saw three SEAGULLS. That means spring is really here.

11 comments:

Julie said...

What a beautiful peice, and underlying significance! Just really neat!!!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Happy Spring Patty. Maybe that snow will start melting now and the moose will migrate to greener pastures.

tainterturtles said...

That's always exciting to see the signs (seagulls) of spring. It's the same for us here on Tainter Lake. As soon as the ice goes out we see lots of ducks, geese and some swans too.

Teri C said...

It's so fun to see the familiar and know that spring can't be far behind! Hope it comes SOON!

messyfish said...

yeah! I love spring. I bet its a dramatic change for you in Alaska!? Oh and I love that painting. Its one of the first posts of yours I read...

Mim said...

Great painting, great story. A bit strange...but great.

Kellie said...

Spring at last in AK! I'm happy it's finally came! I know that last month or six weeks can really be long.

Becky from Alaska said...

Hehe, your never so glad to see seagulls at the dump! :)

Anonymous said...

Most people think that green bugs ona tree is a sign of spring, nut gulls!

Aunt Krissy

marianne said...

What a nice story.
But this painting........WOW awesome!
Did you paint it??? I love it!

Margaret Ann said...

Love seeing this piece again...one of my faves! :)