The girls have been quite excited to look for these leaf skeletons since our return. I assume that they are falling from the trees as the new season's leaves are forming. It's a bleak sign of spring, but quite a beautiful one.
On the day we flew back here I had a weather warning email - as a result of lack of rain, low humidity and strong winds, there was a risk of wild-fires.
THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN ALBANY HAS ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL OF EASTERN NEW YORK EXCLUDING HAMILTON COUNTY AND FOR ALL OF WESTERN NEW ENGLAND.
What's so special about Hamilton County - you may ask...well, it goes on:
THE ONLY REASON HAMILTON COUNTY WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE RED FLAG WARNING WAS DUE TO MUCH OF THE COUNTY STILL HAVING SNOW COVER.
Today has been mostly dry, tonight there may be snow showers on high ground. Friday is expected to be the first day of the year with temperatures in the 70's. Saturday is expected to be the first day of the year with temperatures in the 80's. Even if it gets a top-up tonight, I think the snow's days may be numbered.