"It's officially Spring", she said to her friend who was in front of me in line at the farmer's market this morning. The friend gave her a quizzical look and the woman replied, "Well I just feel like today it's really Spring so I'm making it official". Have to say, I kind of agree with her. There was just something about today that made it feel Springish. Maybe it was all the people out raking their lawns, or, maybe it was the number of folks at the redemption center bringing in a winters worth of bottles, or, maybe it was the increase in the ratio of ground to snow,
or... maybe it was the abundance of green shoots sprouting from the ground.
All of these things together equal the end of winter in the this part of the country.