This past winter was what the old timers (and young timers too) say was a "long, hard one". And they mean cold as below freezing for days and lots of snow and then more snow. Even though 32F/0C is freezing a lot of people around here, myself included, don't consider it cold until the temperature drops below 0F/-18C. We had a lot of cold days this winter......
Now the weather is getting warmer, sometimes with a daytime high of 68F/20C, but the nights still hover around 38F/3C which is okay with me as I know the temperature will be going up soon. Today I went on my favorite walk and was anxious to see how the trail had survived the winter. I was surprised to find the trail was in good condition and a lot of the underbrush had been cut and piled up to be removed. Plus my favorite small frog pond is now cleared of the logs and dead branches someone threw in it last year.
saying one summer that everywhere in Vermont was just boring green. An artist suggested
she count the shades of green she saw and then asked her if green were boring.