Today dawned bright with promise and sunshine in the way that only a paid holiday really can. After a bit of cleaning and opening of the windows (I told you there was sunshine) I took a little walk around the yard. Even in the new light of early (very early) spring, the yard still looks very... wintery. The unwelcome mulch of leaves and brown plants covers mostly everything, and blackberries are slouching about all over the place. Windblown branches and bits of wood from the woodpile are strewn about in a most untidy way. The outdoors needs a bit of spring cleaning. I chose instead to enjoy the promising green buds pushing through the brown mulch. I chose to admire the way the sun (the sun!) made sparkles in the very green, albeit overgrown grass. Try not to judge me too harshly.