March is here which means spring officially arrives on the 20th, but for many areas it’s still very cold and very white.
But there are a few signs of spring showing up, aren’t there?
Have you noticed the days seem a bit longer — daylight wise? The sun is setting later and later each day, and this weekend we spring ahead to DST, which means even more daylight in the evening.
I have spotted robins out and about, which my mom used to say were a sure sign of spring, but I also recently learned that some robins, especially the males, endure the cold winter in northern areas and do not migrate south. But I do hear a few more birds singing (or perhaps asking me where the bird seed is).
Budding flowers and trees are a definite sign of spring, but alas it’s still winter here in the Northeast and we won’t be seeing that for awhile.
Yes, it’s time to get ready to stop and watch the signs of spring evolve so we don’t miss it.
What about you? What are the first signs of spring in your region and have you noticed any yet (be sure to list your state in your comment)? Do you watch for signs of spring or allow the warmer weather and new season to catch you by surprise?