Bye, Bye Snowman!
It was so nice to go to the pond and see areas of open water next to the shore. The snowman I photographed awhile back is nothing but a memory now, his pine branch arms are all that is left. His beer can nose must have blown away. What I loved about this shot was the s-curve of the crack in the ice. I am not sure why it formed like that but it did catch the light in a lovely way.
The pond is slowly loosening and today, with temperatures hitting 80F, there will be a lot more melting. I was able to sweep out the barn and clear off the porch in front, installing my rocking chair and storing the snow shovels and roof rakes. It was a so nice sitting there late in the day and feeling the warm sun. I even opened up the windows to let in fresh air and Emerson enjoyed a little porch time himself.
We will be back to more normal spring time temperatures tomorrow but today it will be a preview of summer! The melting snow in the yard reveals a lot of clean up for Matt to do in a few weeks. What a mess of fallen branches and seeds! No matter, it will be cleaned up and the grass will grow and winter will become a distant memory.