Subtle Signs

Mother Nature continues to tempt us with thoughts of springtime.
They may be subtle.
They may be minor.
But they exist just the same.
The warmth of a 40 degree day actually *feels* warm.  The sun has a strength to it that has been lacking.  Makes you want to lay down in it and dream.
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Delicate lacings of ice are all that covers last year’s dry grasses on south facing slopes.
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Though the snow still rests heavily on the mountain… a wind blown south facing slope is the place to be!
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The trails through the deep snow on the north sides of hills are softening… and they lead to the dry south slope of the next hill.
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The ice covering the Nowood has fallen out… at least up here by my house…  leaving ice flows to be buffeted by current and sunshine…
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No green grass yet.
No babies.
No summer bird songs.
But it’s coming.  I know it is!

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