Congratulations! We have made it to the first day of Spring! I feel that this is rather a day of liberation because winter seemed particularly insistent this year. Unpleasant weather, regardless of how long it lasts, always seems particularly insistent and intrusive. If I had any sense, I would move to Florida or Hawaii and have done with it.
As it is, I am sitting now in a place more famous for its winter weather than Cincinnati is: Boulder, Colorado. Yes, I can now witness the Flatirons of the Front Range thawing out in the sunshine.
In celebration of this event, I took a walk outside, and photographed some ducks on Boulder Creek. Here are a few of them climbing stones in the stream.