01 March 2013
Counting the days until spring
One hopeful sign for us Northerners arrives when it becomes possible to see the post holding your mailbox up. During peak winter conditions that post is covered (and sometimes the mailbox is as well). Now it's emerging.
But under all that snow, things are happening. Mice and voles are traversing little tunnels and scavenging for seeds, and crocuses are pushing upward presumably in response to subtle changes in ground temperatures since they can't detect the lengthening daylight.
Two more weeks. Time to tackle the remaining indoor chores, desk chores, tax returns and such. Because when that snow is gone a whole new set of priorities will take effect.