As I sit here writing this, as of 5 minutes ago, Spring officially arrived in the Robson Valley--not that you would have noticed if you looked outside. Fortunately, things outside are not quite as grim as in this old cartoon, but it does seem pretty un-Springlike.
The there is a solid grey cloud cover, and still about a foot of snow on the ground. We have been getting some above freezing temperatures during the day, and there are a few patches of grass peeking through the snow at the edge of the driveway, where I have shoveled, over the septic tank or close to the house, where a lot of heat is generated, or on some of the south facing slopes that get really direct sunlight, but alas, the rest is snow. See the photo below.
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