I am confident that spring is upon us. Today is March 1 and all I can see outside the window is sunshine. Yesterday was a beautiful and balmy 22 degrees. The snow was melting off the roof and I heard my first true bird chirp as I was getting wood from the garage. My prediction is that we’ll experience smooth sailing from here on out. Just take a look at these pictures.
This is a picture of an icicle we have in the front of the house that was melting like crazy yesterday. If you look closely, you can see the water droplets.
Snow Melting From Roof
It’s not too clear in this photo, but the snow is melting from the roof. Do you know how many pictures I had to take in an effort to capture the water dripping? Not enough, because I really didn’t get any.
Blazing Winter Sun Through Trees
I turned around to get a picture of the warm sun hitting the front of the house. This picture is part one of a two picture set.
Warm Winter Sun Hitting House
And this is part two. It’s the front of the house getting all warmed up. By the way, that’s our Christmas tree in the picture. I stuck it in the snow. Looks good, right?
You know, I think I said the same thing last year (that the fair weather was upon us). And then this happened: Another Foot and a Half of Snow
March can be a tricky month. There are some teases thrown in for sure, but in general, the extreme bitterness of winter has passed. Those -18 degree nights and those days that barely reached past 5 above. From what I’m reading on good ol’ weather.com, we’re heading for some relief.
10 Day Weather Forecast – Anson, Maine
Now, I know some of you out there are thinking, “Oh Jay, don’t get ahead of yourself here. Old Man Winter has a way of tricking the innocent. He’ll bite your fingers and nip at your heels until you find yourself sleeping in the back yard wearing nothing but spandex shorts.” And something like, “March – she’s a wild one. She comes and she goes, but one thing’s for sure, you’re nothing but a toy to her. Like a little plastic toy that was made in China.” You know, things like that.
I guess I’m aware of what time it is. But I can still enjoy the short moments of going outside and not feeling my nostril hairs freeze inside my nose. And moments like not having to stop snow blowing every two and a half minutes to curl my fingers up in my gloves in fist formation, just to get feeling back. And as a matter of fact, Laura and I even went for a walk yesterday.
We’ve been seeing a lot of Woodpecker damage on trees lately. I guess food is getting scarce. During our walk, Laura took a picture of one such example.
Woodpecker Holes on Dead Tree
And later on, as we strolled past the horse farm across the street, we noticed a new horse. A giant one.
He’s larger than all the rest. There was another one of similar structure, but not stature. You can see a comparison between this big horse and another smaller horse here:
Anyway, it’s pretty nice outside and no matter what anyone says, I’m going to enjoy it.
How’s the weather near you? Have you seen any indication of spring yet? I know some people have gotton rain and there’s even more snow on the horizon for others, but I’d be interested in hearing the up-close and personal perspective.