Friday, March 16, 2007

Spring is on its way

The snow all melted this last week, leaving muddy brown grass everywhere. The first half of the week was a lot warmer than of late. A sure sign that spring is on the way. Here are some others:
  • Flocks of honking geese flying North over our heads in big V's.
  • Birds singing, woodpeckers pecking.
  • A huge increase in people out walking, and dogs taking their owners for a walk.
  • Dry sandy roads, and torrents of water running down the gutters.
  • An increase in the number of motorcycles, and noisy, old pickup trucks that, quite frankly, should not be on the road whatever time of the year it is.
There was a noticeable lifting of moods with the rising of the temperature. That was tempered by the time change (I may rant about that later). All in all, sure signs that the cold winter is nearly over, and spring in on the way.