Regardless of what the landscape says, with all its snow and icicles, the Earth is continuing to revolve around the sun, which means spring in Omaha is inevitable.
- Daylight saving time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday. (You lose an hour of sleep.)
- Spring starts in less than two weeks (March 20).
- Husker spring football practice began this week.
- You can (sometimes) hear the birds chirping when you go outside in the morning.
- The honey-do list is getting longer, so this weekend’s Omaha Home Show, Friday through Sunday at the CHI Health Center, is just in time.
- Some stores have set out their summertime toys — think noodles for playing in a pool or lake.
- Spring fashions are arriving in boutiques, and floral prints are everywhere.
- Everybody has seed packets out, and it’s not too early to start planning for this year’s garden.
- Peregrine falcons have returned to the State Capitol in Lincoln. Could chicks be next?
- The sun’s out when you go to work … and when you come home.
Still, winter isn’t leaving easily.
- The latest long-term forecast calls for an increased chance of generally colder than normal weather through the end of March.
- Creighton University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have canceled, delayed or relocated baseball games that were to be played on their home fields.
- Omaha’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade was supposed to be Saturday. But it was postponed one week by, you guessed it, weather.
- And the season opener for trout fishing at Two Rivers State Recreation Area has been put on hold. The lake had been scheduled to open Saturday; a new date will be announced later.