This week: forsythia, magnolias, chionodoxa, and daffodils are beginning to bloom. Lilac leaves are opening. A pair of chickadees is building a nest outside my window. I hear their spring song “dee-dee”. I hear “old Sam Peabody, Peabody, Peabody”. The swan pair on the pond is chasing Canada geese and little ring-necked ducks have gone on their migration further north.