19 April 2024

Spring is Sprung

 Several readers have asked when Spring arrives, up here. Never mind the 18" of snow still in the yard. Never mind the 4-and-a-half-foot snow berms lining the streets. Never mind the bare branches on the deciduous trees.

No, what matters is the one surefire, never-fail sign that winter has officially run its course: the seagulls have returned. There were a LOT of them in the grocery store parking lot last week. There are more now.

Srsly, the seagulls are clever in that regard: they don't show up until the accumulating snow has stopped falling.

And sure enough, the overnight lows have suddenly decided to stay above freezing, so now the snow piles are receding apace. It's been a long winter, and most of us are ready for some green to offset the white we've been looking at since early October.

Of course, that'll be awhile, but at least now we know that it's on the way. 


Ed Bonderenka said...

Like the swallows to Capistrano....

LindaG said...

I expected you to say the breakup on the Tanana River. :)
Hope your wife is doing better.
You all be safe and God bless.

Old NFO said...

You get seagulls, we get mesquite blooming... Trade???