I'll try to figure our how to post this on Tweeter but...my dog always watches birds. Today, March 17th, the dog was fixated on a couple of hawks swooping, flitting, chasing in an (apparent) mating ritual, so high up. I watched and realized there were other birds...two swallows! The swallows are back! It's really spring! There were only two of them, WAY up there...but they were there! The swallows have returned. Oh happy days! I feel like I've been reborn.