Spring is on the way.
We can’t see the grass anywhere, and the snowdrifts are still up to my collar bones, but spring is on the way.
It may still look and feel just like winter, but I can tell. I know all the signs.
These sweet girls visited us on their Spring Break, and we did all kinds of spring things, like sledding, snowy hiking, and ice caving.
Also, we just celebrated the transition to Daylight Saving Time, colloquially called “Spring Forward,” so it must be almost spring.
And it’s the middle of March, which is when spring arrives. So it’s definitely on its way.
The pavement pieces that tile our road were clear for two days, so spring is sure to arrive soon.
Why just today we went skiing and then hiking through snowpack – two quintessential springtime activities.
The lakes are still frozen solid, and the winds bring frostbite in moments.
But there’s light in the sky until 9:00pm.
And it did rain the other day. So yes, spring really is on its way. It’s just that it could be winter again by time it arrives.
A note about my sanity: I’m not really that upset about this winter. It’s been beautiful, as you can see from this slew of photos, mostly taken during this morning’s sunrise over the fresh snow. It’s surely been a long, cold winter, but it hasn’t been without its rewards. We’ll enjoy whatever weather comes our way, and will savor the springtime even more when it does arrive. In July. ;)
Also, many thanks to my Crazy (formerly) Goan Friend for the nudge to write again :)