As spring creeps closer for us here in the northeast, I am feeling the urge to be in the woods again, and am reminded of Nature's eternal cycles. The season of rest and recuperation is ending, and it is now time for new life (new ideas?) to spring forth. It is a time to be grateful for having survived the storms, and cold, and deprivations of winter, and to revel in the emerging life around us. We can feel the warmth of the sun increasing, hear the birds singing their spring songs, see flowers emerging from the earth, and know that, as always in all things, spring follows winter, and life is renewed. Happy spring to you!