I did photograph some evidence that winter was losing its grip.
The 'Scootac is free again. Free to babble again instead of murmur.
The jaws of winter lost their icy grip.
The ice went out of our rivers and streams over the weekend.
The sun was hard at work pulling back the blanket of snow.
You could see an almost forgotten world being revealed in the melted rings around the tree trunks.
Bit by bit, around this twig, around that tree, and around that leaf, the snow was leaving.
but it snowed 8 inches last night, so the winter world is still here.
The snow is still boot deep.
Hiking might still be easier on snowshoes.
There was talk among our family about going canoeing soon. I think its best if we leave the canoes buried.
Spring? Don't get used to it yet. It's not quite time to hang up the snowshoes.
More to explore:
- Did you see the Teaberry in the picture of the melting snow blanket?
- Want to know more about the snowpack? See Peter Marchand's book, Life in the Cold: An Introduction to Winter Ecology.
- Need snowshoes? mine are rawhide .