And according to this blog (which is my virtual memory), on March 17th last year it was 6 degrees - yikes!!
I took some pictures to share. The roads are bare and a bit muddy. There is a tiny bit of the snow banks left and some patches of snow in the woods, but mostly it is all gone.
|No snow on the road, except the occasional bit in the woods.|
|Absolutely no snow on the property.|
The ice is melted from the shoreline and there are large dark patches of ice in the centre of the bay - the last step before going.
|I took this picture yesterday to show the dark spot in the centre|
|This is how much darker it is today.|
|This shows the open water at the shoreline|
And here is a picture of the water line duck. I just checked my posts from last year, and it was April 4th before his head popped out and April 7th when he was this far out, so we are definitely ahead.
|Already he is out to his shoulders (if ducks have shoulders)|
Oh well, on the bright side, if this spring continues with these temperatures, we'll all be swimming by April 24th instead of May 24th.