It's really late winter, but it's more fun to pretend it's very very early spring since we're having a February thaw this week.
It was in the fifties for the second day in a row. I'm trying to enjoy the warmer weather but the gray skies, stiff wind, dirty snow, mud, and gloom are making it a challenge.
The picture above was taken at lunch time to demonstrate why this weather makes me want to go take a nap.
Things aren't looking much cheerier on the ground.
The white trail is were we walked when there was snow. The walking packed it down so it's the last to melt. During thaw time, we have to walk off the slippery path.
The paper box is still slowly sinking. If the ground thaws enough, I'll go out with a shovel and re-plant it. If the ground doesn't thaw enough I may need to prop it up with some cement blocks.
Spotted this Woolly Bear Caterpillar on the side of the house.
It's not a sign of spring, it's an sign of Woolly Bear bad timing. He needs to find someplace to shelter until the real spring. I'm surprised a bird hasn't had him for lunch.
Daffodils are so amazing. They know spring is coming eventually and they start growing under the ice and snow so they'll be ready for April blooming.
The snow and ice was holding the oak leaves tight to the ground so the daffodils just pierced through them.
By the end of next week the daffodils will be under the snow again, but I'll know they're there and I'll smile at them as I shovel out to the car.