As I mentioned in my last post, while it SEEMS we are quite far behind last year in terms of Spring getting started, we really aren't. The ice is out, only 4 days behind last year. Now, we do still have a small pile of snow in the front, and there is still some in the deep bush, that is only because of the vast amount we received this year.
I took a hike through the bush last week and was struck by how quickly everything changes once the snow is gone (or almost gone). The air was permeated with the smell of wild leeks sprouting and the sound of ephemeral streams.