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Spring Comes Early

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March is usually still winter around here, but we have had so little snow and so much warm sunny weather that it looks like April already. There are bare patches of ground showing in the old tired snow on the mountains, and the driveway is clean and dry instead of all ice like it was this time last year.
It smells like spring, because the skunks are out. Steve saw a local one nosing around our house the day before yesterday.
And it sounds like spring, too. I heard turkeys gobbling at dawn this morning, and I think that I heard a mourning dove in the distance.
Two winters ago we had about 150 inches of snow. Last winter we had about 90 inches. And this winter so far we have had not quite 60 inches. All of the major snowstorms of the winter have gone south of us, it seems. I will be interested to see if it advances the tide of the season when the trees and plants begin to stir, too.