The Daily Bucket is a regular feature of the Backyard Science group. It is a place to note any observations you have made of the world around you. Insects, weather, meteorites, climate, birds and/or flowers. All are worthy additions to the bucket. Please let us know what is going on around you in a comment. Include, as close as is comfortable for you, where you are located.Gooseville, WI
On the coldest of days, snowflakes fall softly in windless silence. When I step outside, I see billions and billions of translucent patterns falling from the grey above and piled high from yesterday, below. Some tickle my eyelashes, others kiss my cheek with a hiss of wet melt.
A small eddied swirl shifts the crystal sparkles and a discarded breast feather to sketch a new shadow in the low-slung slant of winter sun. The sun's warmth is growing stronger against the chill today.
The small breast feather reveals a quiet secret held by male Northern Cardinals. They wear soft, downy, black long-johns next to their skin.
I'm in need of colorful blooms, buds and growing green things. Your turn to toss a winter note and maybe a spring photo into the bucket. What's happening in your neighborhood?