Signs are springing. Look up, look down, changes are there. Up in the air are tunes of avian arrivals. Worm castings hint of reviving life underground.
First ospreys are here.
Look out, fish!
Look up, and elm branches have swelling buds. The trees don’t yet look all that different from a month or two ago, yet somehow they seem more defined.
There’s a red maple.
Look up, more closely.
That red maple is in bloom!
At the edge of a stone wall, moss, chickweed and shamrock colors strengthen.
Leaves and twigs, fall fallen, can’t cover up uplifting croci.
Winter-weary leaves curl and sag, while early daffs shoot skyward.