4°C (39.2°F) The clouds are gone, the sun is back, and we’re destined for 60 degrees, but it’s still a quiet morning after Sunday’s snow. Our springtime enthusiasm has been tempered (again) by the cold.

On the other hand, almost every tree is now tinged with green. The only exceptions are the older (wiser?) oaks. And our daffodils have tell-tale bright yellow swellings… today we may see our first bloom. My hope never dies.