The first day of spring was Tuesday–most Alaskans’ reaction was “Yeah, right.” It doesn’t look much like spring here. We still have lots of snow, almost at our record (3.2 inches away from the 132.6 inches of 1954-55). Driving is tricky: snow berms taller than I am make it hard to peek out before pulling out onto streets. The chilly breeze encourages me to put my hood up when I walk during my lunch hour.
But if I look closely, I see temperatures have risen from the teens to the twenties. We’re starting to see bare pavement on our side streets. Ravens are flying in pairs against blue sky, and our backyard squirrel is building a nest in the shelter of our BBQ. (No grilled salmon at our house for a while!) We have twelve and a half hours of daylight now. So maybe spring is on its way after all.
What does spring look like where you are? Is it there yet?