|CROCUS STRUGGLING THROUGH THE SNOW|
|NATIVE PUSSY WILLOWS IN BLOOM|
The winter is hanging on relentlessly but spring is just as determined and will of course eventually win out, hopefully by Memorial Day, not Labor Day. Crocus are blooming under the snow and struggling to emerge, some daffodils are in bud and, best of all, the native pussy willows (Salix pellitda?) are blooming in wet spots. The deer are desperate for anything at all to graze, the one pictured was on Friendly Valley Road. Its ribs were plainly visible and it didn't want to move even though we stopped quite near it. Does and their fawns will have a rough time if the snow doesn't disappear soon.