In spring in Maine, a young real estate broker's attention, focus turns to exterior picture taking.
Shooting video loops of what is going on around the outside of the property listing taken when snow drifts were forming on the front and side, rear lawns.
Spring is never a wake up one day and winter is gone.
The transition into mud season while the frost disappears and oozes up from the surface of the ground can be a two week or longer affair.
This spring in Maine we had a lot of winter snow unlike Colorado that feeds California with their water supply.
No drought in Maine this spring or any of them for high water for the Maine canoe and kayak races now underway for paddlers chasing the circuit.
So back to the thoughts, whims of the Maine real estate broker. I showed three properties yesterday that were new listings. Was able to snap lots of images of the exteriors around some Maine homes.
That are better than the snow ones look from a few months back. But still not quite the right timing for rich green grass. For developed buds, leaves on the tree.
And yard work in Maine door yards this spring is like an air raid siren is sounding.
Everyone that did not snow blow, has grooves, rolled back turf in piles that in places still have ice, snow mixed under them. The dark covering of sod shields and slows the return to spring programing around Maine properties. As winter hangs on but has long lost the battle as spring marches in.