Midday was sufficiently balmy that I opened the windows and let the house air out for a couple of hours. Tonight the outside smells of wood smoke again. The evenings remain chilly, but the frogs continue to croak in the nearby swales. There are fewer of them now, but if rain does come next week their numbers will increase again. There might soon be mosquitoes abroad as well. An early spring means early insects, and early pollen, too. I don't relish itching and sneezing my way through March. But maybe it will turn cooler again. Though there are no cold days on the horizon, neither are are there any hot days. I can hope that, even if winter has given up, this pattern of coolness continues into spring.
I see a tiny spider crawling up my wall.
It's hard to believe that the vernal equinox is still a month away.