In Vermont there are five seasons, the four we're all familiar with, and then there's mud season. Mud season occurs sometime between March 15th and April 15th, when the air begins to warm and the snow and frozen surface of the ground begins to melt. The deeper soil is still frozen so the water can't seep down into the ground. It stays on the surface and turns everything into mud. Walk from the car to the front door and your shoes are covered with it and ruined. Unpaved roads often become impassable. This is what my road looks like. Cars have been known to get stuck in the deeper mud that can go up to their wheel wells. Its a difficult time, but it beats this winter. Up to four feet of snow, temperatures down to -30f. ENOUGH! Bring on the mud!
"But now old friends are acting strange,
they shake their heads, they say I've changed.
Something's lost but something's gained in living every day
....it's life's illusions I recall, I really don't know life at all. "Joni Mitchell