Officially, spring is about 24 hours away, but unofficially she's arrived. Today at the hollow I was serenaded by a lone sandhill crane, a lone red-winged blackbird, and not a few wood frogs beckoning longer days (and mates to boot). I even spied a lone housefly. A lovely 51 degree day. This should be a fecund season.
"Therefore whoever is not illuminated by such great splendors in created things is blind. Anyone who is not awakened by such great outcries is deaf. Anyone who is not led from such great effects to give praise to God is mute. Anyone who does not turn to the First Principle as a result of such signs is a fool.Therefore open your eyes, alert your spiritual ears, unlock your lips and apply your heart, so that in all the creatures you may see, hear, praise, love and adore, magnify and honor God, lest the entire world rise up against you." -- St. Bonaventure, Itinerarium mentis in Deum