Ha! The forty inches of snow that was supposed to hit us this weekend is going to be a No Show. The forecast is for sunny and in the low 50s. The snow has been slowly disappearing this week and a couple days of 50s should hasten the melt. I am not sorry!
There are other small hopeful signs of spring. Bluebirds and robins have been sighted and on Wednesday I saw a large flock of snow geese. The first miniature crocus are blooming and the daffodils are shooting up. Spring does not officially begin for a few more weeks and I need that time to wrap up my winter projects, but I am ready for spring weather any time.
I think those of us who live in places where there are four distinct seasons appreciate the arrival of spring more. Spring would not be as delightful if we had not endured a long cold winter. There's a reason for each season---in the weather and in life.