With spring just days away, it's a joy to see the earth transition into yet another season... in its own good time. The warmer March temperatures mixing with the cold Vermont earth make for some interesting sightings.
Softer snow means that birds and other critters can be tracked quite easily. And snow melting off our roofs makes icicles that provide perches for clever chickadees.
While I've been counting down the days to spring since February began, someone reminded me this past weekend that winter will end when winter is ready to end. And spring will arrive right on time. While I dream about sighting my first trout lily of the spring, there's much to appreciate outside my home in this very moment -- slushy snow, fog, mud and all. Change can be good, but realizing that where you are right now is right where you're supposed to be can be even better.
In the photos above, a black-capped chickadee clings to an icicle on my roof overhang, and tracks of two mourning doves (above and left) walking side-by-side in my slushy driveway. Click on the photos for a larger view.