I admit that here in PA the weather this winter has been strange. We have had more rain than snow. We have had more warm temperature days than cold. I know we still have half of February and all of March to get through and we have even had snow into April some years.
I am not complaining. The older I get the less I like the snow and ice. I understand that some businesses are hurting because of the warmer temps. Ski resorts find it too warm to make snow. Ice fishing areas are hurting because the ice is not thick enough to support someone’s weight.
One thing I have noticed, though, is that nature seems to be responding to these temperatures. I looked at the daffodils around our porch. Usually at this time of year their little green heads are just starting to poke through the ground. No so this year.
The catkins on our pussy willow are ready to open.
The forsythia is yellow.
I guess no matter what the calendar says I guess Spring is on the way.