The sun keeps trying to penetrate the veil of clouds and mist evaporating from the melting ground. Dirt roads are muddy, grassy lawns and parks are wet, water is floating everywhere as the little bit of snow and ice we had this winter is melting away. The daily temperature has risen to +5C and it 's supposed to be getting even warmer today or tomorrow, at least for some days.
First blackbirds have returned from their winter excursion and are keeping their springly concert as they're hopping around under the bushes and at the edges of yards and parks. Our day is 10 hours long already again. In a week it'll be officially spring time.