A winter in discontent

We have managed to make it through the strange winter of 2022-2023 so far. The range of temperatures have been wide and varied, but not too different then last year or so. As such, it still gets to be disconcerting for a day reaching 56F and then a couple days later it is 13F at noon. The more surprising attribute has been the lack of snowfall. That is, not a big difference in the amount of precipitation but in the basic liquidity, as it were. The amount of rain and almost-snow has been most noteworthy. In the middle of February, we seem to be in the middle of what Mainers call, “Mud Season.”