I made some mention last time of how things seems to be generally ahead of schedule in the Natural world this spring. This word has apparently trickled down to the local gull populations, who were lining the herring run in Brewster when I stopped by for a look-see in the rain last Friday morning.
However, the memo about the earlier schedule seems not to have reached the herring themselves, of whom there was no sign. The gulls were left to caw and screech and jostle with one another for the best position for when the tiny fishes DO start making their way up to the spring spawning grounds.
Near the run, I found this tiny purple flower. I don’t entirely recognize it, but it reminds me of some that wild veronica I found growing in the lawn in Harwich a couple years back.
I’ll have to research it more and see if I can’t get a proper ID. Perhaps this will be another one of those wild things that sparks the great Is It A Weed debate we host here almost annually.
I’ve discovered some more of these delightful little blossoms in my driveway garden at home. This also means I’ll have another chance at getting a better photo.
And that longer post I promised you? I swear, I’ve still not forgotten. But as the gulls might remind you (or they might just try to poop on you), some things are worth waiting for.
As always, I’ll try to be worthy.