The grass is showing yet this entire week has been a combination of dank and dark with the occasional snow shower thrown in for good measure. Or, in the case of this morning, hail. Welcome to spring in Vermont. Despite all the rain, it has been cold here and there is, believe it or not, still snow in the yard. I have three crocuses in bloom now still with a giant pile of snow stubbornly refusing to melt behind them, preventing anything else in the flower bed from poking its head through the soil.