Well, it's the 1st of May, and we got 2" of new snow last night, and it's supposed to snow for the next 4-5 days. We still have 3-4 feet of snow on the ground. Need I say it's been a cold spring, setting records for cold temperatures this time of the year? We do grow tired of it! Normally by now we'd have some open water in the area, there'd be robins,varied thrushes, and sparrows singing, but none of them have come back yet. A couple pairs of trumpeter swans showed up, stayed a few days on the snow covered ice on our lake, and hopefully flew back south to find open water and food.