Let me start off right away and let you know that I am not a "winter" person. Winter is for good books, a fireplace, a snuggly blanket, and a cat on your lap. So you can only imagine how exciting it was to me to see that spring has finally arrived in southern Michigan. I was getting worried - just last week there was a thin skin of ice on the outisde cat's water bowl. But we are past that now. While I did find this field to be rather beautiful, it also indicates that the lawn will need mowing - dandelions appeared everywhere this week with their smiling little faces.