How's that for sticking my neck out? (I may wrap a scarf around my neck just in case.)
Not only have we not had our usual heavy March snowfalls (I know, the month's not over yet . . . where's that scarf?), but Mother Nature has blessed us for much of the month with temperatures above freezing and, wonder of all wonders, sunshine.
This is a shot of our driveway I posted on March 3rd.
This is what it looked like this morning when we walked out to get the mail.
Yesterday our temperature actually hit 55 degrees. Fifty-five degrees! Oh, my. This morning upon our awakening it had dropped back down to 29 and the high for today won't get out of the 30s. Now, just after noon, we have 34 degrees but we'll still get some melting at that.
The coming week's forecast is for highs in the 40s and sunshine. More melting! No s-word is mentioned so we may make it through the last week of the month with no new snow covering.
Not exactly ready for planting (!), but my raised beds are emerging from their winter's blanket.
So. A whole blog post about weather. Boring? Yeah, possibly. But if these current conditions continue, we're going to have an unusual and very early spring.
Inside, my winter decorations throughout the house are beginning to irritate me. Haven't quite worked up the nerve to take them down and replace them with the spring decorations. That might be tempting Old Man Winter a titch too much. How 'bout if I wait until April 1st to make the switch? Oh, wait. That's also April Fool's Day. Arrrrgh.
Morning Dove Nesting
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