Spring is Coming to Maine

Only a few shaded spots still have snow.

Only a few shaded spots still have snow.

We were in Maine for a few days and I saw several signs of spring.  The snow has receded to a few earth smeared drifts in shaded spots and the Skunk Cabbage is in bloom.

Skunk Cabbage is in bloom (that red spathe hides the flowering spike.)

Skunk Cabbage is in bloom (that red spathe hides the flowering spike.)

The Eider Ducks are pairing up for the mating season.

I hope these two are successful this year.

I hope these two are successful this year.

Workmen were opening up cottages and repairing winter damage and soon the Inn will open again.

The Ocean Point Inn, all boarded up, but not for long.

The Ocean Point Inn, all boarded up, but not for long.

Danger of frost must be minimal now because they were flushing out the water pipes that only provide water in the summertime.

They are flushing out the "summer water" pipe that provides water to Negro Island.

They are flushing out the “summer water” pipe that provides water to Negro Island.

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