I have to admit that after yesterday's experience, I headed into the forest cautiously this morning.
No moose were right by our house to greet us, thank goodness, so we could be mellow at sunrise.
In reality, our biggest snowstorms are ahead of us. In 2001, we got about 6' of snow in one storm in late March. That was an incredible storm. When it was over, we couldn't even figure out where our vehicles were under the snow. We used ski poles to probe for them. It was too much snow for plows so a front-end loader cleared our driveway.
That was unusual. Most years, we get a series of 1-2' snow storms between March and May. Those storms play a critical role in keeping the forest healthy, preventing wild fires, and providing drinking water. But, they wear down our spirits when it feels like it's time for spring!
My eyes were peeled and my mind was on high alert for this sight but I never saw it.