Spring is really coming. Lots of birds about even though I didn't get out for my morning walk until well after 9. I think I heard a meadowlark. I think I heard a Carolina wren. I was surrounded by a flock of house finches for a while. I saw one phoebe by the bridge. There were two yesterday and one was singing. Best of all, there was a lovely mourning cloak butterfly. I haven't seen any flowers; I don't know what he'll find to eat. But the first butterfly has been seen!