I love this time of year - the snow is almost gone. The edges of the lake are melting. The birds are chattering. The neighbors" chickens are excitedly scratching the ground to find some delicious treats. The frost is out of the ground and the inquisitive little crocuses poke their pointy leaves toward the beaming sun. Our temperatures still vary from the twenties to the sixties but the twenties don't last as long and the sixties feel like Heaven. God seems to join in the spring cleaning with showers washing away the winter dust and strong winds acting like giant leaf blowers. Each day new buds and leaves will pop out as nature awakens and redecorates with myriad shades of green.