Well here it is, the first day of spring.
The fields are drying out, the trees are budding, and everywhere we go we see green, green, green.
Okay, sarcasm aside, I guess I can't complain. This little tree was literally buried a couple weeks ago, with only the very tip-top visible over the snow.
In some south-facing slopes, there's even bare ground, such as this swale holding a seasonal pond.
This is an ant mound. It's about two feet high.
I zoomed the camera in, wondering if any ants were moving about, but the answer seems to be no. It's not like they can range out looking for food yet anyway.
The low spot on the road to our place is flooded. A neighbor did his best to break the sides open and release the meltwater, but it's still too deep to walk through without boots. Better than it was, though -- yesterday this pond was twice as big.
So the season is unquestionably quickening. Temps are warm (mid-50s!) and sunny. Everyone is smiling. And water is flowing...
...even if most of the way it has to flow underneath the snow.
So while it may not look it, spring is definitely here.