This is a photo of my neighbors tree last weekend, which was the first tree to bloom of the season. Several other trees in town have started to bloom this week. Yes, that is right, the seasons are a changin! No houses covered in snow drifts here. Instead, I had the luxury of eating lunch outside on the patio in the sunshine this afternoon. A few new birds are starting to visit the bird feeder that I didn't see a few weeks ago when it was colder. I heard the song of the plain titmouse birds for the first time today, so I will now be recognize them when I hear it again. When I left the office around 5:00 the temperature was a perfect 71 degrees. What a happy day to be in CA.