It is analogous to false labour in my mind, and it has been happening in Deroche over the past four days. We have had sun (while most of the Lower Mainland is shrouded in fog), blue skies and daytime temperatures of 10 °C. I have been working outside in a t-shirt, Raven appears to be coming into her first heat and the trees are covered in tiny buds. I suspect that it will come to a tragic end quite soon, but we are all enjoying it while it lasts. Unfortunately I didn't bring the camera out with me today, but here's a shot from last year's false spring, which occurred in early February.
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