We wait

For winter to tire, not very patiently. Looking out the window over my desk this morning down across the field is a normal winter scene. Snow falling moderately with the wind pushing it sideways. Ground covered but at least the road is still bare. Not exactly what I have in mind for April.

April or January?

April is always a month of change here. We are all thinking spring with warm weather and the first flowers in bloom but the weather is stuck on winter. This morning we awoke to temperatures in the twenties with a strong northwest wind. Not January but certainly not a warm spring day. Yesterday we were greeted with a couple of inches of wet snow to remind us of what could happen.

Robins on the lawn

Yesterday I noticed a flock of robins on the lawn. No not the first ones I have seen, I usually see a bunch in early February and this year was no different. There robins were hopping around on the dead grass tossing leaves in the air looking for worms I assume. A sure sign of spring but here in Maine we wait. The snow is not completely gone and is still deep to our north. More important to me is that the ice is still in almost everywhere. We rode past the boat launch on Seven Tree Pond last evening and open water is still about a hundred yards from allowing me to launch a boat.


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