|Apple orchard, E. Mt. Airy Rd., Monaghan Twp. York County, PA|
Even after tonight’s rain the temperatures will be warmer than average, if still seasonal. . Spring peepers are peeping now in the wetter, low areas. New spring greenery can’t be far behind. The wheel of the year is turning, but it turns slowly, a little at a time. Yesterday the killdeer appear, today the spring peepers, tomorrow another surprise for anyone who cares to look.
Maybe the first coltsfoot will bloom; perhaps nothing more than some small, nondescript green shoot will break through the ground. Perhaps the blue-gray gnatcatchers will arrive. Or maybe the snow geese will fly over the mountain, just ahead of the rain.