*Image from here.
Friday, March 12, 2010
I got my first definitive sign that spring is imminent this morning. As I opened my kitchen door, ready to head out in the early morning fog and mist to let the hens out of their coop, I heard them. Loud croaks, coming from the tiny throats of hundreds of newly emerged frogs. Our miniscule pond, frozen over all winter, finally thawed in this week's warm spell. Frogs are bursting out all over the place. Harbingers of spring. It's really going to happen, after all.