While fixing breakfast this morning, I look out my back door and see a little squirrel frantically scurrying across the yard, the way that squirrels do. And I was SO excited - my first squirrel! A sure sign of warmer weather. And then the little rodent ran across the 4 feet of snow still remaining on my back patio and I second-guessed myself. Sigh...
But THEN, I went to work and the birds that had made a nest in the eaves of the store last year are BACK! Yay! I just stood there for a few minutes watching in wonder as they chirped and chirped, clearly annoyed at my gawking.
Isn't it amazing how a couple of little critters can enter your day and bring with them the hope of a new season?
I think I can finally say it - Happy Spring!