On my walks around the neighborhood this past week I was excited to find small green surprises appearing on the almost bare branches and pushing their way up through the dead leafs. One tree I passed was full of hundreds birds screeching above me. And when I walked home at the end of the day, I wasn't in the dark but catching the end of some amazing sunsets over the Olympics. I love when I first I notice the these changes in the season. Now I don't have to wait for spring anymore, I can just relax and watch it bloom.