It seems spring has arrived almost over night. The grass and weeds are short at the ranch but greening up and the cattle are taking notice. Maybe we won't have to put out hay many more times. The birds are busy and the butterflies are flitting around. The humingbirds will be here March 15th. The Digers (picture) are not blooming at the ranch yet but one of the two in my yard has two large blooms still in the purple stage ready to turn white. My Redbud can't compete with the Morman church up the street. Their tree always beats mine but mine is ready to pop out this week. It was 94 degrees here today. Sounds like skipping right into summer but the weathermen say in the 70's this week. It seems we're a broken record when it comes to the subject of rain, we're needing it already. Old timers in south Texas depend on the Mesquite trees to tell them when winter is completely over and they haven't budded out yet so we will see if spring has sprung or not.