Signs of spring are appearing more slowly than usual. Just this morning, the Spokesman-Review reported that this has been one of the coldest Aprils in Spokane since the National Weather Service began keeping records more than 130 years ago. The temperature has yet to exceed 60 degrees.
The cold weather just never seems to end. The sun made a brief appearance this morning, but soon gave way to another round of snow flurries.
During my morning hike, a hawk perched atop an electrical tower, then flew away. In moments like this, I wish my camera had a better zoom.
The serviceberries are straining to bloom against this unseasonable cold.