The weekend sunlight was as blinding, and as welcome, as it would be seem to a cave dweller.
Add to it a meadowlark's trill. Hawks courting on wings. Pink sunrises. And the high-pitched squeals of emerging rock chucks.
Gradually now, the days will begin earlier and earlier until the sun finally rises at 4:45 a.m. And sets about 10 p.m.
Soon, snowmelt will rush down the mountains, thundering over Spokane's Falls.
put the spell on ice.
Local gardeners keep their eyes on the snowy peaks. It'll be safe to sow seed once the mountains store their white, winter shawls.
The Earth seems eager for the change.