It's a little cruel to get snow after a warm stretch of days, especially after a long winter, and winters are always too long!
But the days are definitely longer, it's sunnier and that sun is hotter. The cold has changed from a bitter sting to a damp chill.
The temperatures rise above zero during the day (finally) but fall below at night.
This means it's sugaring time, just the right temperatures to tap the maple trees for syrup.
I took this photo last week on the way to collect the maple sap:
These were some good-sized coyote tracks in the driveway (Most of our coyote population is half-wolf and therefore large)
The sun was hot and all ice and tracks were gone by mid-afternoon.
The wild turkeys are out too, that's a sign! You can see them at the bottom of this post here (I haven't got a good photo of them yet this year). And now there are three males strutting their stuff and more ladies ignoring them. There is quite a party going on out there most mornings.
Since I wrote this post there has been more hot sun followed by, sigh, more blowing snow.
No blossoms yet. Like the lighter dresses and strappy sandals hiding deep in the closet, I will have to wait a little longer for them.
More signs of spring Corner View here.