Snow Total for the 2013-3014 Season: 72” of snow. (At least I hope this is the last of the snow for the season;-)Snow: 1.5 inches of heavy, wet snow fell overnight. The wind is blowing at a steady18mph. At 6 am, the outdoor temp. is 28F. The “feel-like” temp. is 18F. Brrr….

Snow Total for the 2013-3014 Season: 72” of snow. (At least I hope this is the last of the snow for the season;-)

Snow: 1.5 inches of heavy, wet snow fell overnight. The wind is blowing at a steady18mph. At 6 am, the outdoor temp. is 28F. The “feel-like” temp. is 18F. Brrr….

Weather Update: We are getting rain followed by snow tonight into tomorrow morning. We won’t be above freezing until 10 am tomorrow. It may be a slick drive to school as we took our snow tires off the car a few days ago. In fact, tomorrow’s high temp. will only be 39F. Ugh.

Ice Out on Caesar Pond: We had high wind and rain today. The pond is now virtually free of ice.

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Stump Garden crocuses: The crocuses are looking oh, so pretty today…

Stump Garden crocuses: The crocuses are looking oh, so pretty today…

Caesar Pond Update: Yahooo! There is open water at the north end of the pond. I also saw approximately 8 mergansers swimming in the icy cold water. I am thinking that I’ll definitely be kayaking by Saturday!

Weather Update: We have a few extremely windy days coming up this week which will blow any loose ice to the south end of the pond. We also have four consecutive nights that will drop below freezing, with Thursday morning dropping to 21F. After today’s high of 68F, the daytime highs are also dropping down to below average temps. of between 40F to 55F for the next 10 days. It looks like we are in for a cool, cloudy, and rainy Spring Break, with only a hint of sunshine. Ugh…At least I’ll get lots of paper grading and lesson planning done;-)

Total Lunar Eclipse may be a bust for us in Maine: It looks like we are going to be socked in by clouds in our neck of the woods early Tuesday morning. Bummer. Check out Mr Eclipse.com for more eclipse information if you are lucky enough to observe it.

Weather Update: Today is a raw, drizzly, cold day with the temperature hovering around 38F. It feels a bit like winter again.

Pond Ice update: A bit more melting occurred today. We are probably going to cart the kayak over to the pond, on Monday afternoon, so that I can take my first paddle of the season along the shoreline for a few minutes. The dock is more rickety than ever, and it sways quite a bit when I stand on it. I am trying to figure out a way to get into and out of the kayak without using the dock because I don’t think it will last through the summer. (Click on any photo for a larger view.)

Stump garden: The stump garden is coming into bloom There are currently six groupings of crocuses in full bloom with four more groups to blossom out. The small tulips will follow… (Click on photo for a larger view.)

Striped Crocus: I have lots more crocuses surfacing around the border of the stump garden. This is just one of many more to bloom!

Striped Crocus: I have lots more crocuses surfacing around the border of the stump garden. This is just one of many more to bloom!