But, I am really looking for spring! The winter has not been overly harsh. We have had a few significant snowfalls. We've also had some warmer days amidst the cold. All in all a typical winter. I am not complaining. I am just finished. My body and soul are crying out for the warmer and brighter days ahead.
When I spy those early signs of spring, I am thrilled. Bright green shoots of the coming daffodils? Beautiful! This was around our yard this morning after yesterdays snow and sleet. Things are already melting and I was out without a coat -- spring really is on the way!
trilling sounds of the migrating sandhill cranes overhead? Delightful! I've only heard and then seen the groups thus far this year. A few years ago, a field near us was a major rest stop. The noisy flocks were around for more than a week. We have seen smaller groups before for a day or two, but nothing like this.
reading, I learned that blue herons are much more solitary.
What are you seeing in your neck of the woods to let you know spring is just around the corner?