It is now officially spring. On March 26, 2011 I spotted the first pasque flower of the year.
It has been an incredibly dry winter and I don't expect to see as many flowers as last year. Usually the pasque flowers are sprouting everywhere and so far I've only spotted a few clumps.
If you look out the window it is bright and sunny and I'm tempted to put on shorts and a T-shirt. But, the sun holds no heat. With jeans, sweater and fleece jacket it was too cold to stay out for long.
But the flower is a sign. Warmer weather should be coming along any time in the next 3 months.