March 1, 2012
The first of March, days are longer, sun is stronger, particularly noticeable here in the more northern latitudes. I like how it stays light in the afternoon/early evening, like a long twilight here, once we are past the shortest day. We have had an odd, almost non-winter here. That has been a treat in many ways. Parka and boots have done little duty this winter. And now that March has officially arrived, the potential for the real cold is limited. We have some snow, and we can get good snowfalls in March here. So it will be some weeks yet before spring actually arrives here.