1 Raining and 35 degrees at 7 am; stops around 10. Turns partly sunny and warm, high of 53. At 10 pm it’s 48 degrees. Lots of birds around today.
3 Sunny and cold, 22 degrees at 7 am. Turns into a mild day, high of 55, but it’s also very windy again. The squills (scilla) pop out. I do some raking and shoveling to address plow damage and liberate the squills. 51 degrees at 8:30 pm.
7 Partly sunny and 37 at 7 am. Stays that way, up to 50 degrees, kind of windy again. My arugula (planted on March 29) is germinating in the garden. Snow is almost gone. 35 degrees at 10 pm.
9 It’s sunny at 24 degrees at 7 am. Lots of robins around, and a flicker. Tulips are sprouting, daffodils budding up. Heard a barred owl for the first time this spring. Did a lot of yard cleanup. Put out the terrace furniture. High of 56; 45 at 10 pm.
10 Overnight low of 28. Sunny and 32 degrees at 8 am. Saw a mourning cloak butterfly!. High of 67 today and at 10 pm it’s still 50 degrees.
11 Partly sunny and 41 at 7 am. Turns cloudy but mild, up to 67 degrees, a bit windy. Bloodroot comes out today. Still 63 degrees at 10 pm. The peepers are out tonight!
13 50 degrees and sunny at 8 am. Temp gets up to 85 degrees—wow! Bloodroot opens, first daffodil blooms, trees beginning to leaf out. 71 degrees at 10:30 pm.
14 Partly sunny and 62 degrees at 8:30. Another very warm day, high of 84, though it’s not exactly hot. Fred and Sharon bring take out for dinner —their 5th anniversary. We see a couple of bats at twilight. More daffodils open today. 70 degrees at 9:30.
16 Overcast and 60 degrees at 8:30. Leaves emerging on the apple trees; peonies poking up; English violets are blooming, with their heavenly fragrance. A mature male bluebird visits around 6 pm. High was 72, it’s 61 at 10:30.
23 Raining and 43 degrees at 8 am. Rains all day and the temperature is steady. 44 degrees at 10 pm, light rain.
24 Wet, drippy, 44 degrees at 7:30. Some brief sun around noon. Then it rains most of the afternoon into evening. High of 54. At 10:30 it’s 46.
25 Partly sunny, 42 degrees at 7:30. But it gets mostly cloudy quickly. Some sun here and there, high of 55. I saw a flicker again. 46 degrees at 10:30.
26 Overcast, a little misty, 41 at 7 am. Some afternoon sun, high at 54. At 11 pm it’s 46. Tonight we heard jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim and his ensemble at Rollins Chapel—it was sublime.