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Spring in Litchfield

April 14, 2014 The warmer air brings more blooms.
Early crocuses.

April 9, 2014 The first blooms of the season.
Early crocuses.

April 8, 2014 Showers, low clouds and fog.
Low clouds, fog. Lake, clouds, fog.

April 4, 2014 Thin ice! It's now receding rapidly everywhere.
Lake Ice.

April 2, 2014 At 879 feet above seal level, ice still covers most of the lake.
Lake Ice.

April 1, 2014 The melting has begun. Lake ice is finally in retreat, particularly at lower altitudes.
Lake Ice. Lake Ice.

April 1, 2014 Days are warming, but the melt freezes overnight capturing air bubbles of all shapes and sizes.
Ice. Ice.

March 31, 2014 A late snowfall.
Late snow.

March 28, 2014 After showers, the setting sun peeks out over a frozen lake.

March 27, 2014 The morning light was warm; the air wasn't.
Dawn light. Dawn temperature.

March 25, 2014 With 15 degree temperatures, frost grew nicely on windows last night.
Frost. Frost.

March 20, 2014 As spring begins, temperatures are staying below normal and lakes remain frozen.
Snow and sky.

March 20, 2014 — The Spring Equinox at 12:57 PM.

March 4, 2014 Despite the sun, temperatures are low and the snow pack is secure.
Snow and sky.

March 2, 2014 March begins with the look and feel of late winter, with no hint of Spring.
Late winter.

February 27, 2014 Morning frost is common with late February temperatures that are 15-25 degrees below normal.
Frost. Hawk.

February 20, 2014 A mild day for this hawk.

February 20, 2014 After seemingly-endless cold and snow, warmer air with contrails.

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