It's warmer than cold outside the studio, and the fat-flaked soaking snow that falls in March is here. The mud is thickening out in the alley, bits of grass are greening up, the first leaves of the daylilies are poking through and the periwinkles are bravely blinking little blue-violet flowers. Spring is a determined season.
Meanwhile, here inside the studio I've been stashing wishful thinking, imagining how good this weather would feel in July. I'm determined beyond reason.