Could Spring be far behind?

Although the snow drifts from over a week ago are still melting, and night temperatures are near freezing and the dread NE wind doth both still (but a little less strongly), there are signs that Spring will burst forth with great force – given a chance.

Here is the first pair of wood anemones I’ve seen this year:

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And here is a thrush’s anvil, a stone (mighty like an egg) used to crack open snail shells.
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