Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Spring, REALLY?

By the calendar we are in spring. By nearly a week!

Does this look like spring to you? Not to me either.

snow-pine

The temperatures aren’t reflecting spring either today. Yesterday we had snow. All Day! It really didn’t amount to much, about 3 inches. But it snowed all day!!! From about 8 in the morning until 6 in the evening.

So are there signs of spring? I can see one from the deck.

sign-of-spring

This is a branch on a maple tree,you can see that it will be blooming soon. The flowering plum tree in the front has buds beginning to swell as well. While shopping the other day, I saw many sparrows collecting items to build nests, so true spring is not that far away. (All the white in the background is snow.)

I’m sure there are more signs, but it is just too darn cold to go exploring to find them. Air temperatures are about 25 F (-4  C) with a breeze that brings the wind chill to about 12 F (-11 C). Of course in the not to distant future we will be complaining about how hot and humid it is…. such is our nature, but this winter has just been so cold and snowy.

Here’s to warmer temperatures and summer flowers!

More later, Beth