Spring seemed to be coming on in a hurry, but the temperatures have dropped and the seasons are changing at a snail's pace. I don't mind though. This slowness is giving me more than enough time to do a thorough cleaning before all my time is devoted to the outdoors once again. Almost all the snow is gone and walking around has become much easier. The first time I went out on clear roads with nothing but runners, jeans and a light jacket, I felt like I was floating.
Birds are returning; geese, crows and ducks are all actively welcoming each other back. Very soon, the nesting will begin, and they won't be so friendly anymore.