Spring is sneaking into Kentucky today! I come out of the house and it is balmy - "my" birds are flitting (cardinals, wrens, woodpeckers and doves are the ones I notice) around the feeders. Buds on bushes and trees are fat enough that I can see them from a ways off. The air smells like garden. And skunk. A whiff of skunk which isn't unpleasant in it's own way.
I know, I know, it will get cold again in a day or two and winter isn't over. But I feel like Noah. I have been stuck in the ark for forty days and I released a dove, or cardinal? and it returned this morning with a tiny promise of spring in its beak.
This is why I live in Kentucky.