Today's wind swirls around the house in brisk gusts! The snow's receding quickly! The season's first snowdrops emerge! Ten gallons of maple sap simmered on top of our wood stove, enough to fill a clear quart-sized jar. (We had pancakes, bacon and fresh syrup for breakfast)! Our winter wood supply is dwindling: time to scrounge for enough to keep us warm throughout Spring. It will be harder to stay inside and draw or quilt, now that Spring whispers, "Come out and see what's new in the world!"