Yesterday’s storm reminded me that our weather patterns are beginning to change as the sun makes it’s annual trek northward. All winter long I have been teaching skiing at the Camden Snow Bowl. The rewards were many, as I really do enjoy teaching skiing and watching the next generation of skiers have fun and improve. After all, it’s now their mountain. As March begins, we can sense spring in the air. The intensity of the sun even on colder days is much different than it was a month ago. Temperatures can be like a yo yo, warm for a few days and then cold again. Teasing us or daring us into thinking winter is over. Even still we remain optimistic that March will eventually break the back of winter and the refreshing change of seasons will bring forth new life. We all remember spring a year ago: dry, warm and bursting with refreshing new energy. Will this spring be a repeat of last year? The typical April showers were few as we seemed to jump quickly from winter to summer. It was not the typical Maine spring where we are mired in mud and testing the limits of sump pumps. After a long cold winter, I for one wouldn’t mind a repeat pattern of a year ago. No predictions here, as we will take a wait and see approach and somehow adapt to whatever spring provides.
As for the photo side of things … stay tuned. With spring come excellent opportunities for dusting off the camera and getting outside once again to witness the rejuvenation of life in the natural world. In my next blog, I’ll be exploring with you how to make the best pictures to take advantage of the next few months. I would also love to hear from you. Is there something you would like me to cover? Let me know or just say hello. It’s exciting to be thinking spring!