I was bemoaning to eija yesterday that there were no signs of spring here yet.
I was wrong!
Today I heard the birds singing, one tree (a willow I think) showed definite tinges of green, some lawns (raked over the weekend) looked less grey than a day or two ago, and a few bushes had the very first whisper of budding.
There are no shoots for spring flowers here yet - I did look closely - but spring is here! I even walked without a coat (but with a warm fleece on)
oh and I walked - with the dog - about half a mile, after cycling for about 3 on my own, down to the old town square and back. No camera I'm afraid but take my word for it, the dark winter is over here in southern Finland.