|Tree, west side of Binghamton, NY 3-14-15 - a pin oak?|
And the skies are grey.
|West Side of Binghamton, 3-14-15|
I've been for a walk/On a winter's day.
I'd be safe and warm if I were....
Oh, what the heck. The snow is melting.
The sap is rising. The upper branches of trees are glowing red and yellow. OK, it snowed yesterday, but I am in a forgiving mood. It didn't stick. It was above freezing. Tomorrow, winter returns, though, and I admit to a bit of envy when I see temperatures in the 70's and 80's in other parts of the country. (On the other hand, the rapid thaw increases flood risk.)
This weekend starts the first of our annual Maple Weekends.
Think maple. Luscious, slightly smoky local made maple syrup on some good buckwheat or buttermilk pancakes. Or, maple yogurt. Or maple cotton candy. There's nothing like upstate New York when the snow starts to melt.
How sweet it will be soon.
Eventually, it will be our turn.