|Turkeys in the corner of my St. Albans, Vt. yard Saturday morning.|
|Ice piles up after a thaw along the Missisquoi River near East Berkshire, Vt.|
The day stayed chilly, but the March sun is strong and erased the skim of snow and softened the earth, enabling me to get some early landscaping work done outside. At the end of the day, I turned the corner and spotted a flash of purple near the foundation on the south side of my house, where the early spring warmth collectes.
Crocuses! There is hope for spring. But not right away. It's Sunday morning and it's 15 degrees. We're supposed to get a couple inches of snow tomorrow. And several inches more midweek.
|Crocuses appeared this weekend on a sunny corner near my house.|