signs of spring -- one bluebird,
two fishermen by the lake,
five lambs gamboling
Spring is here at long last. On a walk around the lake, I spot a bluebird sitting on a branch, red breast and white belly as bright as the sky blue head and back. When the bird takes flight, it's blue and all blue. By the shore a little boy watches as his father sets out two fishing poles. "Any bites?" I ask. "Not yet!" the man replies. In a nearby pasture, five lambs race around -- two white, two black, one brown -- while the staid sheep, still in their long winter wool, placidly graze on the greening grass.