Promenade deck at city hall no longer has its “Closed for Season” sign posted on the inside doors.
Must really be spring: Arbor Farms has crocuses and robins painted on their window, replacing snow scene.
It’s April – no foolin’. Bulbs have finally caught up with the calendar. [photo]
Snowdrops: 4 – 6 weeks late, but at least they’re here. Maybe winter really is over. [photo]
Bill’s Beer Garden open for business as of 5 p.m. today, March 30, and customers are enjoying their beer already.
Spotted on Brooks Street: Black squirrel chasing a grey squirrel.
Three weeks late, but here at last: Winter Aconnites [photo]
At the railroad tracks, two beagle-type dogs investigate fresh odors on both sides of the street and criss-cross Liberty. Owner tries to corral them with the aid of passers-by on each side of the street and the cooperation of motorists who wait in an increasingly long queue. I did my part. I left the scene as the two hounds were brought under some kind of control.
Spring is here! Snow peas and other things popping up at the Museum on Main Street.
Water coursing diagonally across the pavement with nowhere to go. Storm drains all covered.
Found David Zinn of zinnart.com creating an optimistic chalk scene. [photo 1] [photo 2] Here is an idea that wouldn’t have any controversy. I noted that David’s home sidewalk was one of the best in the neighborhood for snow removal. He acknowledged he has a personal feeling for sidewalks. If the city paid lots of sidewalk chalk artists people would have another reason to keep sidewalks clear – for art. Two problems solved – not enough art and not enough clear sidewalks in the winter.
Signs of warm weather: People enjoying tea sitting on Liberty Street [photo 1]. A cross emerges from the snow in front of the Federal Building [photo 2][photo 3] and on William near Division someone has abandoned a tool that was put to lots of use this winter [photo 4]. A great day to be out walking!
Flock of robins and grackles just passed through. Heading south. #whatdotheyknow?
Bradford pears are in bloom. Spring officially here. [photo]
People sitting outside at the Fleetwood Diner eating breakfast, while the snow falls softly around them.
Sign of spring. Rowers on the river. Snowflakes in the air.
Despite the wintery weather, a cluster of orange crocus (croci?) is optimistically pushing out. [photo]
Le Dog is open for the season! (And yes, I put away phone before ordering) [photo]
Queue starting at DQ.
Barefoot footprints left by a smiling shoeless young woman who hadn’t avoided a puddle that must have been cold.
Pussy willows in bud. Signs of spring. [photo]