The nature blogosphere is rife with sightings of spring — pretty pink flowers, Red-winged Blackbirds singing, buds bursting from their winter protection. Not here, not soon I fear. Instead we have alternating cycles of snow, icy rain, and bright sun that forms lovely icicles on all horizontal surfaces, and then a repeat. This is pretty much what it has looked like for the last month.
But, it’s been a great season for cross-country skiing, and the temperatures are mostly above 0 F. So, what is there to complain about? Not being a native Minnesotan, I need my fix of warm weather with colorful scenery. The backyard will focus on lands to the south for the next couple of weeks. Looking forward to it!