Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Is Spring Coming?

(Jacob surveys the remaining wood stack.)

Our southern neighbors in New York City reported a record setting snow storm according to the New York Times. Upstate in the town of Stanford, we are hopeful that spring will soon be arriving. Signs? Well, there aren't too many yet. The snow drops haven't sprung up and I still shiver in my car for the first five minutes of the drive. However, the sun is rising earlier and setting later. And most importantly? The wood pile is getting smaller. Before winter came the wood pile expanded to fill the whole under-deck. The ever dwindling pile is now only one and a quarter stacks long. Spring is coming.