Thursday, March 22, 2007

Sunny Day

My snow is melting fast. I would not be surprised to discover it gone when I get home from work today. The forecast is calling for 60 degrees, and even when the daytime high only reaches the mid-40's the amount of melting from morning to evening verges on the shocking.
The snow is rapidly being replaced with mud, an unhappy result as far as I'm concerned. I happily wander through a snow-covered forest, but once I start losing shoes and ruining boots in the mud, I refuse to enter until the ground beneath me is solid again. So for me, mud season is the one where I am least active and least in the woods. I'll be happier when I'm not sinking.
I'm still adjusting to this earlier daylight savings time. I just can't equate snow on the ground with stays-light-until-7:30 p.m. I can't say I dislike it, but I just can't get past the weirdness of it. Maybe next year.

3 comments:

pablo said...

I'm beginning to think that we may be done with winter here in Kansas City. It's still early enuf that we could have a snowstorm and freezing temps, but the birds seem to think that is all past.

pablo
www.roundrockjournal.coom

pablo said...

I was out at Roundrock yesterday and it was close to 80 degrees! No snow for me (though things could still change until about May here in Missouri). Now: mud season.

pablo
www.roundrockjournal.com

Carolyn H said...

Pablo,

No 80 degree weather here yet, though tomorrow it might hit 70. The birds at Roundtop sure think it's spring, too.

Carolyn H.