We've had a taste of spring here in the Midwest. I am well aware that it won't last (I have photographic evidence of a big snowstorm on March 20th two years ago) but it is nice to think that maybe this time it will hold on.
Even if it's just for a day or two we are taking full advantage of the spring weather. The shorts have come out of the closet. The sandbox has been opened. The bike tires have been aired up. The baseball stock has been replenished. The running shoes have been laced. The slide has been washed off. The garage has been cleaned. The first of the garden crop has been planted.
Don't these pictures just scream SPRING to you?
**Update: Since the writing of this post and the taking of these pictures Spring has indeed departed from Southern Illinois. Temperatures are back down into the 20s. I told ya so.