Surely things are sprouting in your shoulder of the woods by now. My family went out and helped to collect maple sap just over two weeks ago; the maples had started to bud, but I spotted this/these in the woods: snowdrops. Does this flower grow in your neighborhood? Granted, I was about 10 miles away from my neighborhood, but it was still part of the same riparian system. Today, I saw two dandelion blooms in a neighbor’s yard. I have frequently been hearing the flute and tootle of a red-winged blackbird. This leads only to one inescapable conclusion–spring is on the move! Post your findings. The next challenge comes after Easter.