It’s been long awaited. The thought of melting ice and snow. The sun gaining strength and warmth. The muddy roads. The ditches full of water. That day when a winter jacket is no longer necessary. I think it might be here. My cranes are back, which brings me eternal hope that spring is really coming this year. I first heard them in the field behind our property then yesterday on the way to town there they were. A pair of Sand Hill Cranes standing so beautiful and in love!