Princess Scooterpie posted a blog challenge to post photos of our local signs of Spring. Yesterday afternoon while walking across the street for a cup of coffee, I noticed that the snow along the road was definitely showing suggestions if not signs of spring. The lower albedo of the dirt, sand and other debris from the road absorbs more heat than the fresh, clean snow on top resulting in this type of melting. Yesterday afternoon, there was even some liquid water runoff in this area. Of course, now at -3°F, the water is back to its "normal" state i.e. kinda solid...
Spring Folklore and Verse
One swallow does not make a spring.
Bluebirds are a sign of spring; warm weather and gentle south breezes they bring.
In spring, no one thinks of the snow that fell last year.
Don’t say that spring has come until you can put your foot on nine daisies.
Spring-time sweet!The whole Earth smiles, thy coming to greet.from Almanac.com
So Spring is a long ways away…