Today is the first day of meteorological spring, and the starlings and sparrows in the alley seem to be calling extra exuberantly. There is a bit of melting going on (current temp: 32.5) with a more sharp thaw coming tomorrow.
Some of the ice masses that line our streets and sidewalks have taken on a glacier-like quality. The foot-thick ice crust that rings the vacant building to our east is threatening to subsume the corner of West Lakeside Place and North Clarendon Avenue. It'll be interesting to see if the meltwaters (which should come by July) create any kames, drumlins or other formations.