As I walked out to the mailbox this morning I noticed a change in the air and the way the birds were singing. The air doesn't have that hidden chill to it that seems to creep under your collar and bite your face. It seems almost warmer even though the temperature wasn't even in the mid-30s. A familiar scent is on the air. You know what I mean. From winter's dull sullen air we are welcomed into spring with a fresh and earthy fragrance.
Out of the bird's pleasant song I picked up the tune of a Red-winged Blackbird. If that isn't a definite sign that spring is just around the corner then I don't know what is. Even though we still have ample chances for more snow and ice you cannot deny that spring is on the way.