That’s what our weather guy called today, or this week perhaps. You wouldn’t think you could find any hints of spring after a 10 inch snow dump, and the backyard scenery didn’t look promising.
Yes, the days are longer, and the sun is higher in the sky, but Minnesota plants and animals aren’t fooled. Or are they?
The birds are chasing each other around a lot, the chickadees are singing up a storm, cardinals are trilling, and some birds are checking out potential nest sites. I watched this male cardinal peck away at the snow covering this mass of leafy material, which might have been a nest at some point in the past. Really, not a good choice of nest site at this point in the year though.
Let’s see what a week of above freezing temperatures can do for this winter scene.