Signs, almost, of spring

left, fall. right, almost spring.

Q: How do you know it’s almost spring in Massachusetts? A: There’s a lot of sunlight on the latest six inches of snow, and it’s heavy and wet instead of light and fluffy.

Lisa’s parents came up this weekend for the flower show, and got to enjoy another heavy snowfall while they were here. But the snow stopped overnight, and when I took the dogs outside this morning, it looked like the whole street had burst into bloom with a profusion of white flowers. Comparing the trees behind the house this morning to the same trees this fall, I’m not sure I don’t prefer the winter version; after all, I won’t have to rake those snowy “leaves,” even if getting the snow off the driveway strains a few muscles.