Monday, February 25, 2008

Signs of Spring

Somehow my postings about anticipated storms are losing some of the glee that they contained in December.

We are expecting another 9-14 inches tomorrow night as even the promise of a snow day loses its luster and fear builds of going to school into the summer.

Chores are getting difficult. In order to feed the bunny, I have to walk over a four foot snow pack and then kick my way down to the hutch door. Despite, his virtual burial, he seems fat and happy with plenty of nice warm hay.

But despite the difficulties of this much snow, the days are getting longer, the sun is at a higher angle in the sky and easter candy is in the store.

Further positive signs of Spring: according to the Stokes Birding Blog, robins are preparing for their northern migration and in Florida, baseball players are preparing for the season.

9 comments:

The Texican said...

Brrrrr! I read an article on the relationship between lack of sunshine and depression this morning. Apparently the hypothalmus is stimulated by sunshine through the optic nerve thus providing us with needed bio-chemicals to combat depression. If that is accurate then the people of the lower Texas Rio Grande Valley should be the least depressed population this side of the Sahara. Ah yes, baseball. The HGH peddlers can prepare for another banner year, and the U. S. Senate and House can continue holding useless hearings related to things they have no business investigating. Always my favorite time of year.

Mary said...

Could this be the LAST ONE? I remember having surprise blizzards in February and March when I lived in Maryland and Delaware.

I wish you sunny days...

Trixie said...

Beth, I can so relate! I wish you warmer weather soon.

I did get a good sunny walk in yesterday before work. It was literally like a breath of fresh air. And the pussywillows are starting to pop.

The Texican said...

Day to day stutt?

Beth said...

oops! corrected, thank you!

mon@rch said...

yucky . . I am west of you and we are expected over a foot of snow to come down starting in the morning!

nina said...

We're forecast another few inches tomorrow. And as I always say I love snow--I love it more in December!

Kathiesbirds said...

Beth, I feel for you. Do you need to escape? I have an extra room here in Tucson, if you can get out of Maine! Gus tried to get in this weekend but the snow kept him away! Sounds like it was good he stayed home. I hear you are expecting another foot today or tomorrow! Poor bunny? Poor you! You're the one who has to tramp through the snow, and you don't even have a fur coat!

TheElementary said...

I felt the same- when the first snow fell I was excited- but then it just goes on and on and on. This is my first New England Winter and I don't want any more snow :( The romance of it is gone!