|SNOWY WEIDNER ROAD|
|NATIVE PUSSY WILLOW, HARBINGER OF SPRING|
|PACK ICE AT THE BEACH|
Sunday, 8:00 AM. 29 degrees F at the ferry dock, 22 on the back porch. Wind N, calm with occasional light to moderate gusts. The sky is clear, the humidity 83%. The barometer is beginning to fall, now at 30.32", predicting snow showers for Tuesday
This is the first day of spring, Ziigwan in the language of our Ojibwe neighbors. There are obvious opposites at work in Bayfield: the latest snowfall has stuck to trees and roads, wrapping the countryside in a decidedly wintry mantel, but the native pussy willows at the beach are looking more and more like spring.
There had been open water between Madeline Island and the mainland two days ago, but the easterly wind has filled the miles of open water with floating pack ice from further out in the lake.
Maybe the second day of spring will be more springlike, but then there's Tuesday.