The view out of the front window shows the great clods of sod that my plow guy has dug up. They're all along the driveway, not just out front. I have to get those put down again, before they dry out. But, I don't want to do that too soon, or else he'll just dig them up again during the next snow.
Since watching those of you further South, I have been amazed at the speed and strength with which Spring comes there. It seems like, one week, you are in Winter, and the snow is flying. Then, a couple of weeks later, the temperatures are in the 60's and 70's, Spring has arrived and things are beginning to flower.
Here things are much different. It's a long battle between the two seasons. One day, you swear that Winter will never end, but, in a couple of days, it warms up enough for the snow to melt and you have hope that Spring will be coming. Back and forth, back and forth it goes, until, finally Spring wins out. That'll be a while yet. The weatherman last night mentioned that the average amount of snow we get in the month of April is over five inches.
So, March, in particular, is the time of the dirty browns. I did start the yard cleanup last week, racking up under the bird feeders and under the big Linden tree in the front yard. But, that will be a long, slow process, carried out on the intermittent good days.
But, there was one very bright spot this morning. The turkey ladies came to visit. I haven't seen them since the middle of February, so I was very glad to see all five ladies again, safe and sound. I wonder why they don't visit my feeder more often?
I really hope that's a dead leaf and not a fresh turd of some kind, by this lady's head. It's so dark and dreary today that the beautiful iridescent colors of their feathers are extinguished.
All in all, I think I'll be joining the cats for a nice long nap this afternoon.