My goodness! It really is April!!! When those cold winds were blowing the first part of March, April seemed to be a very faint vision of the future. ") But, here we are! Daffodils are blooming, the blue birds are nesting, and gardens are being plowed. I love this time of year, a time of renewal. Our spirits need some encouragement after a loonnngggggg winter. My spirit soars when I take my daily walk to the river and see all the green popping out from the trees and tiny woodland flowers. I find myself singing: "Praise God from whom all blessings flow!" How wonderful to be alive in Spring!