A friend emailed today to recount her four straight days of garden work.
She finally sat down this afternoon and saw the first Ruby-throated Hummingbird of the season.
"Why does this make me happy?" she asked.
I don't know.
Nor do I know why the Bluets,
Six Pointed Fishing Spider,
mating Red-spotted Newts,
or season's first emergent dragonfly, the Springtime Darner,
make me happy.
But they do.
Ain't spring grand?