Sunday, April 3, 2011

Vermont Winter Finally Dead?

Yesterday, up here in St. Albans, Vermont, I celebrated the fact that a snowstorm that was to have socked the area Friday never materialized.
Some crocuses blooming at my St. Albans, Vt.
house on Saturday

Instead of shoveling snow, there was an opportunity to get some work done outdoors preparing for the growing season

The weather was mediocre, but I celebrated the fact that at least we've graduated to something akin to the normal spring fitful atmosphere. The sun, when it was out, was warm, and the clouds billowed like they do in the summer.

But those clouds sometimes blew a few chilly gusts of wind, and spit out a few raindrops, and snowflakes in the higher spots.
At sunset, streamers of rain and snow coming from a cloud c
creatred this wispy view

Still, it was a great alternative to winter. The remaining snow on the ground was melting fast, and it looks like it will stay warm enough for the next week for that slow thaw to continue. Rejoice!

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