Daylight savings time is coming (or is it leaving, I can never be sure which), and on Sunday we will all dutifully srping ahead (and how appropriate for Leap Year) into almost Spring. The good news is, that extra hour of daylight in the afternoon, which means a whale of a lot more to us northerners than it does to people for whom the daylight they are saving--or losing--barely moves the needle. However, I have been enjoying waking to an already lightened sky, and will be plunged back into 5 AM darkness. sigh.
Went for a walk yesterday and found reasonably fresh tracks in the snow, running a very long way in a very straight line beside a stonewall. The size of this cannot be accounted for snowmelt, because these have been in the shade of the wall all day, in the woods, only just beginning to get some light in late afternoon.