Yesterday the temperature got up into the 50s, and it was a brilliantly sunny, blue-sky day — the kind of day that sets you to dreaming of spring. There is still a lot of snow cover on the ground, of course, but the peek at grass and the first warm weather in months was much appreciated by the cold-nosed, snow-bound citizens of Columbus.
The tree at the corner of our house typically is the first to show signs of the coming buds and leaves and flowers. Sure enough, for that tree the 50-degree weather was enough to get the transition from winter to spring underway. We’ll probably have another winter storm or two, but the warm breath of spring is not far away.