Winter has been lingering here in mid-Maine. We've been 'clear' of snow only to have another foot and a half dump on us...on the first day of Spring....like a little bitch.
But I'm hoping we're done with major snow. We may get some light stuff in the next few days, but overall the temperatures are going up and staying there.
Yesterday, while out walking our new pooch Max (formerly known as 'Wags') I saw them - Daffodil sprouts. They made me smile and helped me realize that no matter how long Winter drags its feet, Spring is coming.
The green Phlox buds down among the old brown stalks confirmed it.