17 February 2004
So where's spring already?
Well, it can't be too far off. While today was the first day since the 25th of January with actual above-average temperatures and about time, too the real harbinger of spring is the ever-lengthening day, which finally reached 11 hours today after bottoming out at a painful 9:35, on its way to the twelve-hour equinox. (For summer buffs, the longest day of the year at this latitude runs 14:25.)
I still have half a dozen bare trees, but their time is coming.