And thus begins the longest six weeks of the year — when it should be spring, but it won’t be till the lilacs bloom and the garden stores open around Mother’s Day.
New Englanders know this as the fifth season — mud season.
Mud season is the name given to the period between winter’s end (late March) and spring’s start (May) when unpaved roads, dirt paths, and hiking trails become a muddy mess from melting snow and spring rains. Just as miserable as the mud this unofficial season brings is its weather: warm-one-day-and-cold-the-next temperatures, and alternating sunny, snowy, and rainy skies.
We kick off mud season with snow. Coffee poured.