Little signs of spring have been popping up everywhere the last couple days. On Saturday morning I went for a walk and the birds were chirping all around me. Happy yellow daffodils lined my cello teacher’s garden at my most recent lesson. And finally, tiny buds appeared on the trees that line our street! I’ve been watching and waiting for them to sprout from the branches. And pretty soon, those buds will burst like popcorn kernels and the trees that have been bare and spindly all winter long, will soon be white with flowers like cotton balls. It’s the best part of the whole season–the anticipation of new life.