Winter is waning in the Methow

Today’s spring-like temperatures indicate that spring will arrive. Soon. I hope. Winter has been lovely but now the days are lengthening and there’s a sense that green things are beginning to emerge under the snow. The remains of last year’s plants still stand, supported by snow more than knee deep in places, but find a place of dirt under a spreading pine tree and you will see sprouts of grass amongst bits of lichen and old pine needles.

No winter
    lasts forever,
No spring skips it’s turn.
                       ~Hal Borland