When I visited the south it was SO sunny outside.  I was in shorts and dresses and so happy to lay down and soak up the warmth.  Returning to the north I've been reluctantly putting on warm socks and a sweater.    However, the flowers are still blooming and the springtime bird calls are sweet to wake up to no matter where I am.

**photos in Asheville, NC
***the last photo was an accidental double exposure - a cafe in vermont over a cat in asheville!