The days of heavy snow have not been gone for long. It was only a short time ago that I looked out in the blowing snow to see our little birdhouse nestled in the small entryway. Near bye another bird nest in the little apple tree was pounded with snow, abandoned for the winter.
What a relief when the snow stopped and the sun shone on the coated branches with the sky a brilliant blue. Crows cawed hap

pily in the distance as the sunlight produced an optimistic cast to everything. The dogwood that had such beautiful flowers and fruit last summer and fall poked toward the bright sky coated with fluffy snow. Spring will be here tomorrow and the earth will come to life soon. Lets hope it will be a good day for us all.