A balmy late-winter afternoon fueled the longing for spring.  We worked out (in shorts and t-shirts), ate out (on the patio), and stayed out till almost dark on the front porch, visiting with the neighbors for the first time in months since winter set in post-holidays with its grim and frosty determination.

We long for the warmth and rebirth of spring.  We long for days of chilling and grilling and patio dwelling.  Today was the big pre-spring tease!

Can we turn the days of the calendar a little faster to get there?