The winds are currently roaring, but it is sunny. Chilly, but not too unreasonable. Monday’s snows melted quickly, and I admit surprise at how quickly our formidable snowpack disappeared. Daffodil and tulip greenery is emerging, and shrubs are budding. Looking forward to the pussy willows blooming–they’re the first things to open in my yard and the bees and butterflies swamp them. We had a cold snap last year that killed off some of the blooms, so there weren’t as many visitors as in previous years. Hope that doesn’t happen again.

Still working on Echoes. Will need to juggle with tax prep. Second round of edits for “Symbiote,” my story in Derelict, one of this year’s upcoming Zombies Need Brains anthologies, was completed a couple of weeks ago. Planning other things. Planning how to work those things around house things that need doing–yard clean-up, junk clean-out, general repairs and boy would I like to have some work done in the kitchen.

In closing, hey, first outdoor flower of the year! The Pink Fizz hellebore is spreading and has so many buds. I took this photo just after Monday’s snow. We have a few days of 50s coming up after this wind blows out, and I am looking forward to some big pink and white flowers.

Hope all is well with you, whoever and wherever you are. Until next time….