Spring is finally here, 3-4 weeks late, but better late than not at all. Now the transformation from bleak and miserable to beautiful is in full force. The forests are alive with the sound of birds, leaves are starting to sprout and the occasional butterfly can be seen as well. The first flowers have started to grow as well, and soon , very soon everything will be green again. Ah, the joys of spring and the creation of new life!