Everywhere the ditches are running. The forest paths have turned from ice and snow to slush. Every time I open the door I can hear the geese. The cardinals in the yards and forests are announcing their presence and availabillity with incessant whistles. Today, I heard my favourite spring song. The red winged blackbirds are back! They're more assertive than melodic but their strident Geh BLEEEEEEEEEEE! means that spring really is here. I took a photo of a group of them screeching their hearts out in a neighbour's birch tree. Then I looked down to see my first robin of the year. That's it, winter. Your work here is done. Off you go, now....there's a good season. Byeeeeeee.... Don't let the screen door hit you on your way out.