Today was the first truly spring-like day; everything before was a prelude. The sun's warmth was penetrating, and it lingered until nearly sunset. I was able to sit on the back deck this afternoon and on the front porch this evening.
All around the birds were singing, trading solos in their ensemble play. I walked by two different ponds tdoay, and in both there was splashing and plopping aplenty, either frogs or newly awakened fishes. The first little purple irises were blooming just up the road. Children ran and played at the neighbor's houses.
The sky remained veiled in light clouds all throughout the day, but the largest bank eventually pushed through by mid-afternoon, leaving a bright and hazy dome above.