Only a week ago, it was close to 40 below at night, clear and sunny and cold during the day...and here we are, all of a sudden surrounded by the first signs of spring!
~ The snow is melting off the rooftops, crashing to the ground in great thick sheets that rumble the whole house
~ The city and highways departments have been working to grade all the roads down to pavement or dirt
~ Ice Guessing tickets are on sale!
~ Starting seeds and dreaming of the garden (still lying under at least 3 feet of snow!)
~ Melting and drip-drip-dripping everywhere
~ Letting the fire go out today!
~ Opening doors and windows and letting the fresh air blow through the house
~ No long underwear and no plugging the car in!
~ Small flocks of snow buntings flitting around. I love these birds, so starkly black and white, and still remember the first time I saw them, right around this same time of year!
Now is the long haul before all this snow is gone, and the first green shoots of lupine and bluebells start to poke their heads up in the yard.
What are the signs of spring where you live?