I woke up to a nice 60 degrees!Its been chilly so long, I don't remember when it was this warm early in the morning. I have my window to the garden open so I can hear the birds singing--and it is as usual here in Charlotte a fabulous morning concert. Actually there are bird concerts throughout the day and evening in Charlotte pretty much year yound--spring being exceptional only in the level of intensity. It never stops amazing me that you can live in a big city and have so much nature all about you. The flowering trees now are fabulous along all the streets--the highway I take to work is gorgeous in early morning light. At the moment I see my dogwood tree blooms are bigger than ever, they are creamy white with rose/burgundy accents but from a distance they simply look like a pale peach. There are robins hopping about the yard and I can hear easily a hundred birds singing in the trees and hedges nearby. I've seen little finches and sparrows at the party feeder, the light is still a bit dim so I am not seeing all the birds I'm sure, but I can hear them! Fabulous! Spring should always be spent in Charlotte. I remember the sweet smell of prairie in spring in North Dakota and the excitement of spring in Wisconsin--but here--wow-- I can't think of any wildlife refuge that has more birdsong than the city of Charlotte.