First signs of spring


After a long and yet very cold winter it is lovely to see how the sun seems to be up in the sky for a bit longer and longer everyday. Another sure sign of coming spring is the melting ice which drips and forms long icicles. Soon the dark time of the day lasts less than the bright time and before long the sun dominates the sky for almost 24 hours. The stark contrast between mid-winter and mid-summer is unbelievable in these latitudes.