Signs Of The Seasons


Those snow packed wheel wells are just one indicator that Winter is beginning to soften. Those icicles hanging from the eaves are not only cause for many of us to engage in our annual battle with ice dams, but are also a hint of seasons to come.

The mythical god Boreas was never a favorite of the Greeks, especially when he would let loose with an icy blast from his frozen nostrils and chill their Peloponnesian rear ends. We know Boreas as “Old Man Winter” and he’s been in full control of our climate since the Holidays.

To those who refuse to succumb to “cabin fever”, the season at hand has been a bonanza of ice and snow on which to pursue their passions.  If you find Winter to be invigorating, then take heart.  The month of March and early April are fully capable of providing extra snowy play days for you and paydays for those with a plow on the front of their truck.

If, on the other hand, you’ve fallen victim to an early case of “Spring fever”, then keep in mind that this too shall melt.   

With the passage of each and every day, the sun climbs a little higher in our late Winter sky, which in turn begins to lift the spirits of those of us who can’t seem to wait for green grass and open water.