Now that the temperatures are consistently above zero, we can see REAL changes start.
The lake is blackening, robins are singing and the snow continues to melt. Soon, the fields will begin to green, amphibians will be active - spring peepers will start calling and the roadsides will be studded with turtles on the move, and the first leaves on trees will pop.
This time last year, daffodils were already in bloom. Not so this year, but very good things come to those who wait. Anticipation can make the reward that much more sweet, and the lush, green spring and early summer that is coming will be sweet indeed.