For those who may feel despair regarding the recent snow fall, here are some hopeful signs of spring for you, as observed in our yard this morning:
The robins, who overwintered with us, have nearly stripped all of the remaining fruit from our trees.
The English sparrows have reclaimed their nesting boxes (we have four) and are indeed stuffing the boxes full of twigs and bits, and will bless us with the chirps of hungry babies by mid-May or so.
I see the snow, of course, (all 12" of it) but lately I'm noticing the brilliant blue sky, the clear, bright sunshine, the return or birdsong. The Quickening is truly here, take heart.