I love all of the seasons for various reasons, but SPRING……brings that strong feeling of rebirth, an energized resurgence and the feeling that one can accomplish anything! The birds are returning…new ones visiting the bird feeders everyday! The Bluebirds have scoped out their nesting boxes, and have visited the mealy worm feeder! The bright yellow Goldfinches are munching and singing away…..and the Redwing blackbirds are once again filling up the trees! Soon the Rose breasted grosbeak, Orioles and our favorite hummers will once again grace us with their presence. SPRING has arrived….the tulips and daffodils are poking through the soil, and it won’t be long before all the perennials start to wake up! Veggie garden has a fresh layer of compost and straw, and tomato, pepper and basil seedlings are growing stronger in the light of the kitchen windows! The dark cold days of winter have passed, we made it through, and we too are starting to wake up!