From front to back: Riverside ice, Riverside bench, river, more ice.  #spring #vermont #highwater (at north branch nature center)

From front to back: Riverside ice, Riverside bench, river, more ice. #spring #vermont #highwater (at north branch nature center)

The North Branch barely contained. Many snow melt. Such wet. Whoa. #vermont #rivers #spring  (at North Branch of the Winooski River)

The North Branch barely contained. Many snow melt. Such wet. Whoa. #vermont #rivers #spring (at North Branch of the Winooski River)

Fresh paint on a big diesel. Checked the fuel gauge; 1100 gallons. Ready to roll. #trains #vermont. (at Downtown Montpelier)

Fresh paint on a big diesel. Checked the fuel gauge; 1100 gallons. Ready to roll. #trains #vermont. (at Downtown Montpelier)

Roadside attraction in rural Vermont. All about moisture, different densities. #vermont #snow #blackandwhite  PhotoToaster (at East Montpelier, VT)

Roadside attraction in rural Vermont. All about moisture, different densities. #vermont #snow #blackandwhite PhotoToaster (at East Montpelier, VT)

Snow globe commute stage III. #vermont #snow #spring #winter #montpelier #landscape (at Downtown Montpelier)

Snow globe commute stage III. #vermont #snow #spring #winter #montpelier #landscape (at Downtown Montpelier)

The Adirondack chairs in our garden. This is pretty much what happened to spring this week. #snow #winter #spring #vermont #pleasestopnow (at le jardin)

The Adirondack chairs in our garden. This is pretty much what happened to spring this week. #snow #winter #spring #vermont #pleasestopnow (at le jardin)

A for optimism.#kayaking #snow #winter #vermont #patience (at North Branch)

A for optimism.#kayaking #snow #winter #vermont #patience (at North Branch)

How does a waterfall freeze? From the bottom up. The North Branch of the Winooski falls about 12 feet at the Lane Shops in Montpelier, over a dam that once powered one of the most progressive and efficient sawmills in North America. #winter #water #rivers #ice #vermont

How does a waterfall freeze? From the bottom up. The North Branch of the Winooski falls about 12 feet at the Lane Shops in Montpelier, over a dam that once powered one of the most progressive and efficient sawmills in North America. #winter #water #rivers #ice #vermont

Two beavers, one large, one small, break down a tree trunk so they can tow it upstream under the ice of the North Branch of the Winooski River. The youngster was not very efficient; the adult, extremely so. You could hear its teeth on the wood clearly from the bridge above, not unlike a shovel scraping rock. They spent last week doing this at this site under a bridge in the middle of #Montoelier #Vermont. In plain sight by a bridge over which many walk each day. Most people walked past oblivious. #montp #vt  #wildlife  (at Spring Street Bridge)

Two beavers, one large, one small, break down a tree trunk so they can tow it upstream under the ice of the North Branch of the Winooski River. The youngster was not very efficient; the adult, extremely so. You could hear its teeth on the wood clearly from the bridge above, not unlike a shovel scraping rock. They spent last week doing this at this site under a bridge in the middle of #Montoelier #Vermont. In plain sight by a bridge over which many walk each day. Most people walked past oblivious. #montp #vt #wildlife (at Spring Street Bridge)

Wee beaver has a barky snack. This one and 2 others spent the week dismantling some trees into 3-foot sections they pulled under the river ice to take about 300 meters upstream to next opening. Tough ones, these beavers. #vermont #wildlife (at Spring Street Bridge)

Wee beaver has a barky snack. This one and 2 others spent the week dismantling some trees into 3-foot sections they pulled under the river ice to take about 300 meters upstream to next opening. Tough ones, these beavers. #vermont #wildlife (at Spring Street Bridge)

The North Branch rising under the ice. #vermont #VT #winter #sprig #rivers #water

The North Branch rising under the ice. #vermont #VT #winter #sprig #rivers #water

When the going gets tough, the tough go #skiing. #vermont #snow #winter #yahoo (at Smugglers Notch Vt)

#Snow gobbler: How street crews get rid of the snow in #vermont. (at Montpelier)

A fine bright day in the North country. #deskview #outmywindow #vermont #AThousandWordsAndThenSki #snow #powpow (at the office)

A fine bright day in the North country. #deskview #outmywindow #vermont #AThousandWordsAndThenSki #snow #powpow (at the office)

Coming down briskly in Montpelier. #snow #winter #vermont  (at City of Montpelier)

Coming down briskly in Montpelier. #snow #winter #vermont (at City of Montpelier)