It is finally looking like spring here in the north. A sunny day Friday and no commitments meant my husband and I were off for a drive to Leelanau County ~ which is the "little finger" of Michigan if you look at the back of your left hand and wiggle your pinkie finger.
The buckets in the thick maple woods at Pa Brown's were over-flowing with that sweet sap that will become delicious maple syrup. Icicles were dripping off the buckets in the morning sun. I like the ingenious corrugated lids that keep the fresh sap clean.
All in all, it was a lovely day with a forecast of snow / rain mix to come on Saturday. We were not disappointed. A good covering of snow mid-Saturday convinced me it was safe to burn the
Christmas tree in the beach fire pit. It's my usual spring equinox tradition to burn the tree on the first day of spring, but the tree was buried under snow then. Better late than never! Welcome spring!