My third submission, Thursday, March 7. Met observations, partly cloudy, 8 degrees Fahrenheit, light westerly breeze, time 1710, 2 hours 40 minutes of daylight gained since the solstice. Last month's submission, there was mostly open ground. We've had several snowfalls since then, including a foot or so a couple of days ago, so snowshoes today. Rumors of spring abound, meanwhile -10 degrees this morning.