A week ago it was snowing and the ground was white for a day and a night.
Since then, spring has been making its way north.
No leaves on the birches deep in the woods yet.
The first woodland flowers of spring, the bloodroot, have just opened.
Along the marsh the faintest and softest greens increase daily
... just like the willows on the banks of the lake.
No warblers yet, but the Canada geese and mallard ducks are pairing up and defending territory.
We enjoyed a picnic of Chinese take-out (triple mushroom pork to be exact) on a rock in the sun and then had a 3-mile hike for dessert.
A perfect way to spend a few hours of a perfect spring day.