The ice has melted and the first blush of color is arriving.
The common belief hereabouts is that spring is unusually late this year. But, is it really? Consider this. Last year’s first ThreadingWater crocus picture was posted on March 26th, three weeks earlier than this year.
Of course, the snow we had four days ago was further validation of our discontent. Today, though, all is forgiven and forgotten under the spell of a purple crocus gazing ball.