We got 20 inches of new snow, and yesterday morning was devoted to shoveling. Today, I can enjoy this beautiful snow paired with blue skies, sunshine and mild temperature and... birds chirping in the still empty trees. Nothing makes me feel more like spring than warming sunshine and hearing birds singing again. It can't be long anymore. My lunch was also deliberately sunny, a flavorful carrot soup, very simple, some butter, onion, fresh carrots, thyme, cooked in fresh pressed carrot juice.