I can't believe I missed my one-year blogiversary. I knew it was in late March, but didn't look it up until this morning. It all started with this unprepossessing post on March 24, 2006.
Last year, there was still snow. This year, the ice is almost off the pond (in fact, it will probably be the official ice-out when I get home tonight). And the only snow that's left is this pile next to the driveway, which was over 5 feet tall just 2.5 weeks ago. Plus, two nights ago we heard the Western Chorus Frogs for the first time. (Go here to read more about them, and here to hear their wonderful call.)
I took my first real walk around the vegetable garden last night, and there are already signs of wakening plants. On the left is an emerging bearded iris, on the right are chives. If the weather holds, I'll be out in the garden this weekend doing clean-up!