Wait, is winter really over?
Here in N. Texas we've come to expect a betrayal of sorts every year. February marks the end of true winter, but we always get a late frost in March. But this year, I'm not so sure it's going to happen. The Bradford pears have begun budding out, I've seen native birds making neats (a mocking bird even set up residence in my front yard), and sparrows have been flitting back and forth. I wasn't convinced this meant no late frost, as plants can be fooled and these birds don't migrate anyways.
That was, until I saw a clutch of newly born rabbits in my backyard today. Around here, rabbits take advantage of the backyard structures and fencing to build nests to raise their young in relative safety. But the babies don't usually come until late March or April. While the previous signs didn't give me much hope, I had to admit that mammalian instinct and reproduction is a much more convincing sign that winter is on its way out and spring will be ushered in soon.
Perhaps its my inexperience, but what do y'all think? Too soon to know or are the rabbits are good sign of relief from the winter?