Spring arrives as winter melts away

Posted March 19, 2012, at 10:30 p.m.
Ice floats down the Penobscot River on Monday, March 19, 2012.
Ice floats down the Penobscot River on Monday, March 19, 2012. Buy Photo
The water of the Kenduskeag Stream rushes by a branch on a frosty morning last week.
The water of the Kenduskeag Stream rushes by a branch on a frosty morning last week. Buy Photo
Ice and dried grass along the Souadabscook Stream.
Ice and dried grass along the Souadabscook Stream. Buy Photo
The bright sun is reflected on a wave created by the early spring runoff on the Souadabscook Stream.
The bright sun is reflected on a wave created by the early spring runoff on the Souadabscook Stream. Buy Photo
The Souadbscook stream near Grand Falls in Hampden.
The Souadbscook stream near Grand Falls in Hampden. Buy Photo

There is a certain magic in the change of seasons. No other sign is as quick and dramatic as the ice melt on the streams, rivers and lakes.

As elusive as the warm spells have been, spring seems to have arrived early this year, ushering a torrent that most of us associate with future fun.

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