Today was the first day of spring. Well not officially, but in my garden it was. Today was sunny and warm and blissfully quiet. For once no whining engine noise from some lawn mower or weed wacker. Just birds and wind and beauty. Everything peeking up and budding out. All a bit tenative, given the last month of rain and snow, but about to explode with life, given half the chance. Today was perfect. We pruned the roses, weeded the errant grass in the flower beds and even transplanted a few plants. I did the easy stuff, what with the healing shoulder and my wonderful husband did the rest. And I'm already feeling it in my legs and back and torso. Gardening is so good for you but the first day is always tough. Winter is for hunkering down and spring is about streching. Yes, today was absolutely perfect and I feel giddy. Here comes the sun!