According to the calendar, today is the first day of spring... according to nature, though, last Thursday was!
It was a beautiful 70 degree spring day... warm enough for bikes, frisbees, ripstiks and children running and playing until after the sun set.
It was also warm enough for the Spring Peepers to wake up. Little tiny tree frogs that live in our tree line. They all wake up together and though they are difficult to see individually... together their sound is a like a loud brass section of a marching band.
The dark night air is no longer still around here. Their sound fills every nook and cranny of sound waves until one can hear them even with the doors and windows closed but to crack open a window in the early spring and to fall asleep to their lullaby...
... this is Spring!