It was a nice warm day out today. 34º above felt nice compared to the 0-15º that we've had the last few weeks. The snow didn't melt down today, even with warmer air temps. The ground is still frozen deep enough to keep the snow on it til we get enough warm days in a row and enough sun exposure to melt it off. Or lots of warm rain.
Watched the wild turkeys again today. Didn't feed them as by the time I saw them out there, they were leaving and I didn't call them back. The might have come if I did but, today I just watched them go on their merry way. I think there were about 6 or 8 of them. I do enjoy bird watching.
I'm definitely looking forward to spring but I also like this time to hibernate like an old bear and peruse the seed catalogs as I plan and dream of this summer's garden again.
I hope to do more hiking this summer. Lord willing, I will. Of course, I always say that but never seem to find the time in the summer. Either I'm too busy trying to get something done in the garden or I'm too tired from getting it done in the garden. I find peace in that garden and I also find it in the mountains just beyond the back gate.
Spring WILL come. Maybe just in a dream, but one way or another it WILL come.