Spring time

I can’t believe it’s March already. Today we have quite nice weather, although a bit chilly still. Something I found out when I dressed in my light jacket and light shoes and came out to the parking to find the car covered in ice! The sun does its job now though, so even though the thermometer shows a few minus degrees or around 0, it’s quite nice being out.

This weekend I glanced at the calender on the wall by my desk and realized I had forgotten to turn the page from February to March. We’ve been to southern Africa every winter for the past four years and I’ve made it a tradition to buy a calender with African wildlife at the airport going home, for the following year. And turning the page this time the beautiful photo made me smile. Young lions playing around. It actually brings back memories of when I went wolf tracking with nature photographer Staffan Widstrand some years ago. We never actually saw the wolves, but we saw their tracks as they had been running across a frozen lake in the snow. And it’s amazing how much tracks can tell you. By the size of the pawprints we could see they were youngsters and that they had been playing around, chasing and pushing each other off the path, just like these lions. It was easy to get a clear image of what had recently taken place there, although the wolves were probably long gone by the time we got there – or maybe watching us from the forest on the other side of the lake.

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