And yet the thaw also brings surprising discoveries among the usual detritus of roadside garbage. Every now and then some bright gem or mysterious treasure catches one’s eye.
Here are a few little nuggets I’ve noticed in the past few weeks, bits and bobs that made me do a double-take from the saddle, stop, and circle back to investigate.
In the coming weeks, some of these items will get picked up by spring cleanup garbage pickers; others might just blow away. And a few will stay right where they are. The grass will begin to green up, the bushes and trees will unfurl their leaves, and some of these little Easter eggs will fade into their surroundings, not to be noticed by any but the keenest eyes until next April.