Three warm days in a row, and we are watching the big snowbanks shrink.
The flock of evening grosbeaks that hung around for the last month seems to have departed, and I have heard flies buzzing, while M. spotted a mourning cloak butterfly.
According to the weekly county newspaper, one of our neighbors saw a bear out of hibernation two weeks ago, although I bet it went back to bed during the last snowstorm.
So I was shocked, watching a Colorado Springs TV weather forecaster, to see all of the southeastern Colorado counties colored red on her map.
"Not another winter storm warning!" I thought. "Where did that come from?"
Nope, it was a "red flag warning" for prairie and brush fires.
Ah, the changing of the seasons.