“One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the spring.”  — Aldo Leopold

Well, we’ve got the murk, but definitely not the thaw. Another storm blowing by, and forecasted below normal temperatures through the end of the month. Fortunately, I’m heading south to visit family this coming weekend – hopefully things will look much better when I return.

The photo above was taken last week during the third storm in less than ten days blew through. I wish I could say all of the snow was gone, but all I can say is that there’s a lot less now than then. The relentless cold weather is keeping the snow around longer than March snows usually stay.

But that does remind me that the vernal equinox is only positional:


And on that note – we can always keep hoping…

“When the groundhog casts his shadow
And the small birds sing
And the pussywillows happen
And the sun shines warm
And when the peepers peep
Then it is Spring”
― Margaret Wise Brown

Happy first day of spring!