The thermometer on the back porch reads 27 degrees. By mid afternoon, according to the national weather service, the temperature will hit 56 degrees.

Sunday morning’s low is expected to hit somewhere below freezing with a high in the mid-60s by afternoon.

Welcome to Spring, Blue Ridge Mountain style.

Spring officially arrived Friday morning, with morning lows in the freezing range and the day’s highs only in the mid-40s. By the middle of next week we should see highs in the upper 60s and mid-70s but mornings will continue to be cold.

Winter tries everything it can to hang on. Consider it a pest of a guest who refuses to leave.