How New England In February Is It?

2011-02-15 18:05

It’s like this as February wears on in my little New England town. Before our first (freak) 50+ degree day yesterday, it was all “Earth as hard as iron, water like a stone.” The snowplow-wrought mounds lining all the roads are grey with soot and road salt. I captured this lonely sign on the road behind the American Legion hall. The field in the foreground is where the town-wide festival is held in September. The old burying ground, dating to 1655, is to the right in the middle distance. According to the forecast, the next several days will be above freezing: maple sugaring time begins. (Click on the image for a larger version.)