The world is definitely looking a little brighter this week. The sun has been out for the last couple of days, the air warm when the wind isn't blowing, the grass showing more and more from under the snow, and the birds are singing. A small corner of one of the raised beds has finally shown itself from under the snow and that means the soil is beginning to warm up.
We woke yesterday to the cacophony of the Red Winged Blackbirds as they moved in and started setting up territories and looking for mates. This morning the yard is full of Grackles looking for their first free meal of the year. Even the Chickadees and Sparrows are making a lot of noise today. I expect to see Geese flying over and Robins hopping around the yard any day now.
I'm looking forward to the flowers blooming, especially the crocus which should be coming up as soon as the soil is thawed out. I can only hope the squirrels left a few bulbs in the ground to come up again this year. The daffodils should be starting to come up in the next couple of weeks and then the flower beds will explode with greenery. Ah Spring.