Posted by: PJC on Feb-19-13 7:26 AM (EST)
sure did feel like spring. I was in the city helping a friend who does radon mitigation with one of his jobs. Streets were flowing with meltwater (over packed ice). Wished I hadn't worn the long johns. On the way home I stopped by Rutabaga to get some extra Canoecopia schedules and ran into a friend there. Chatted for 45 min in the parking lot, getting the news, just like it was full out summer. (They HAVE NOT, btw, yet broken ground for the sand mine and the friend, for what its worth, is still drafting petitions to stop them on the riverway - so I guess it was some good news.)
But there's a dusting of fresh snow on the ground now and its nippy, for sure. Guess I can't put the shovel away just yet. But at least its not like Maine...;-)
Sure do look forward to going to the 'vous. That's now when and where I usually see my first spring wildflowers. (Pasque flowers excepted.) I suppose there's still some time to trim the broken limbs on the oaks before the sap starts flowing and flowers get compacted underfoot while hauling out the wood.