Yesterday’s post about the Big Tree made me start to think about spring, which appears to be about a month early here in the Mid-Atlantic. I am happy because walking the dogs is easier, and all my feathered friends start to come back in the yard in full color. We sit for hours watching them come to the feeders and the watering spots. I am amazed that, except when the dogs first come racing out of the house to catch squirrels, the birds just stay where they are and do not mind them. We have some wonderful creatures that bless us every day, We get humming birds, and humming bees, butterflies, moths, and skippers.