Each year about this time, we are bound to get some beautifully sunny days. Blue skies with some puffy white clouds -- if there wasn't still tons of snow on the ground, I would love it even more. On a day like today, when my outdoor thermometer reads about 50 (a heat wave for sure!) I like to grab my camera and look up. There's a reason my neighborhood is called Birchwood.
Then I turn a bit to my left and look up again.
Now I look down and find a cranberry bush with some new growth, but still hanging on to last season's shriveled berries.
These are sure signs that spring will indeed arrive sometime soon.