Spring Retrospective

Spring is teasing us this week. The weather has been warm and sunny (although it’s a bit rainy today), and I saw my first robin of 2009 this morning.

To put things in perspective with regard to last year’s overly snowy winter and late arriving spring, here’s a photo I took of the street in front of our house last year at about this time (March 11, to be precise):

The Mini is easy to spot

Here’s a photo from two days earlier, showing how much snow was still piled up on our back deck. (This year, our deck has been clear since last week.)

View from the dining room

I’m under no illusions that winter is over. We will see snow again, no doubt. But it will be that shallow and spiteful snow that doesn’t last. And good riddance!