Hope Springs Eternal….

As I walked (slid, fell, slipped) down the icy road toward my borrowed car this morning, I heard them.





Perhaps I hadn’t noticed earlier due to our winter-induced hibernation. Or because I have been buried in (snowy) misery. Or because it is just such a chore to get up and down the driveway that I couldn’t be bothered to notice.

But today…..I noticed.  And I smiled. Though one wouldn’t know it by looking at the snow-covered landscape, the birds know.  Spring is coming.

And not a minute too soon…….