Today the sun was shining and I woke to birds chirping outside my windows. There's still snow on the ground, and the heat kicks on every so often to remind me that it's still cold outside. I can smell the difference in the air, though. Standing outside on my back patio, all I see of my yard is snow, with one fairy statue peaking up out of the whiteness. It waits patiently for the hostas and bleeding hearts to keep it company.
I breathe deeply and anticipate the coming days full of planting seeds and watching my backyard blossom again.