At Donn's place (the blogger formerly known as Homo Escapeons), I saw the first robin of the year. In our part of the world, that is traditionally considered THE first true sign of the onset of summer.
We've seen the Canada Geese return. We've seen most of the snow melt. But for me, the biggest and most certain indicator of spring and summer is seeing a robin. And now I have.
So all is right with the world.
The fact Donn barbecued a terrific steak to go along with perfectly cooked potatoes and onions and mushrooms, in advance of seeing his brillant son Spencer do Improv, was pure spring heaven after what seemed like a long, cold winter.
There's talk of the temperature exceeding 20C (around 70F) in the next few days. I'm skeptical, but hopeful. Can you be both at the same time? I don't know. All I know is I'm ready for heat, for the sun's warmth.
And that's a good thing.