I enjoy going for a walk when not busy gardening. Went for a half hour walk today and a few snow flakes fluttered around me. After just returning from a week's holidays in Cuba, I'm finding the weather here a bit chilly to say the least. While walking I took in all the tulips in bloom, daffodils and grape hyacinths. I hope the birds soon start building nests in our back yard, we provide quite a few bird houses and have a small pond stocked with gold fish and koi. The birds enjoy bathing in the pond and give us much enjoyment. Most of the vegetable garden is turned over and Sunday we began planting peas, snow peas, carrots and parsnips. It's such a short growing season here, we try and get a jump start. Here's hoping the weather warms up soon.