Here are a few photos taken in southern Vermont yesterday, March 4, 2010. We checked on the cabin, and everything was fine. I guess we could have cleared the patio furniture off the deck last summer, but why?
Like most aspects of life, there's a good side to the combination of long days and strong sun, along with the possibility of a disaster.
Yes, it's finally obvious that the days are getting longer and the sky is sitting higher in the sky. Hence, the snow has started to melt in New England from the bottom up. Eventually, there will be hollow snow shells where once there were snow banks. You can see it starting to melt around the shrubs behind our condo:
And ice is breaking up on the rivers. There's even an occasional patch of ground among the frozen stuff, in spots the sun can reach.
Can you share what how far you're into spring where you live? If you like, email a photo and I'll put it up on the site.
Did somebody say spring? We have a long way to go up here before the seasons change. True, the snow is starting to melt, but still...
We spend most of our time in a condo in town, then go to a cabin in the woods on weekends or whenever we get the chance.