Brilliant sunshine, almost 50 degrees in Southern Berkshire County!
A spectacular late, late winter day.
Spring arrives on Saturday, the 20th!
Signs of Spring...
A small bird is splashing around in the birdbath,
finally free of its ring of ice;
Buds are thick and bright maroon on the maples;
The Phoebe is calling;
Chipmunks are chasing each other over snowbanks;
Flocks of Red-Winged Blackbirds chatter in the treetops
getting ready to descend to my feeders;
My three cats are lounging on the screened-in porch,
coming out from their blanket cocoons of winter;
And I sit, with a mug of tea, out in the middle of the yard surrounded by snow, basking in the glorious sunshine!