Tuesday, March 10, 2015


I think I’m out of hibernation!

After yet another two-day marathon shovel-fest at the end of last week, the temperature has now warmed up to normal!

After 40 straight days of below average temperatures, many more than 20 degrees below normal, average temperatures fill the forecast. It feels like t-shirt weather! Or at least I can finally put the winter parka away. Even my chickens have noticed and yesterday produced the first egg of spring (that wasn’t frozen or broken or stolen by something). I can even see the lowest level of ice in my driveway.

Happy days are here again. Soon I will be out in the forest, watching the first spring growth of the new season. Even though I usually decry spring as nothing more than mud season with favorable media coverage, this year I will sound the trumpet myself.


Scott said...

Beautiful image, Carolyn. Nearly all (all?) of the recent snow from last Thursday is gone, and now the sun (and rain) are just working on the ice and accumulated snow piles. It's so wonderful to enjoy ABOVE normal normal temperatures again. Kali and I walked at Tyler State Park in Newtown, Bucks County last Sunday; what a treat to be able to walk outside again and not risk freezing or slipping.

Pablo said...

I ran outside in short sleeves last night! (Of course it was 70 degrees here.)

Carolyn H said...

Scott: Not quite t-shirt weather here, but it sure does feel decent. I still have snow, but I'm down to the last layer of ice, so it's a good day.

Carolyn H said...

Pablo: No 70 degree days here yet, but normal temperatures feel like a heat wave.

Sharkbytes said...

Once we get through the mud of March, I love it!