Maybe....just maybe.....if we all put our heads together and think spring.....it probably won't make a bit of difference! Oh, well....April showers are coming again in the next few days (in March), so at least we're ahead of schedule, and the water table is gradually being restored. A few timid croci are testing the atmosphere above ground. Of course, the snowdrops are already convinced they made a good decision.
On the other hand, there's an insipid sun overhead, today, too shy to make a declarative sentence. Instead it's cowering behind a wall of anemic clouds, awaiting further instructions from the rain-god. MM started building a few birdhouses yesterday. This particular size is designed to house both tree swallows and bluebirds. They'll offer extra apartments to the avian population around here, which seems to have skyrocketed in the last couple of years. No foreclosures here! Guaranteed!
By the way, if you are trying to cultivate Purple Martins, now's the time to take DOWN the Martin Motels and clean them out. Leave them down until you see the first Purple Martin this spring, and only then, put them back up. If you leave your Purple Martin motel up, the English Sparrows, or the Tree Swallows, or other non-desirable birds will occupy the housing and you will never have a Purple Martin live in it. They come late. And it's heartbreaking to see them swooping past your already-filled birdhouse. So, keep a watch out for them, and then put up the lodging (with a For Rent sign!)
Oh, and I checked on the Peepers yesterday. They're still singing loud and clear. So, there's hope! Spring's a-makin'!!