Did someone say spring????
Just three short days ago the sun crossed the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic marking the vernal equinox… aka, SPRING! So I guess we should be expecting to see little bulbs poking their colorful heads through the warm soil, but not here in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Not even close. It is still winter here in a big way – feels more like January 23. In fact it’s close to zero today with the wind chill and there is still plenty of snow cover. There was some great snowmobiling this season, the ice fishing was awesome and we have all become incredibly skilled with our snow blowers. The truth is though, spring is around the corner and just thinking about it and all the promise of our gardens and landscapes makes the air feel AT LEAST ten degrees warmer. We can hopefully look forward to average April temperatures in the mid to high 50’s. Have faith! It will arrive eventually.