Despite the chill wind and flurries of snow - can you feel the turning of the season?
I can. I can feel the gentle creak of earth as plants quietly grow beneath my feet.
The slightly sweet green taste in the air I get when I lean in closely to new leaf shoots as they squeeze through bark.
Even the smallest fronds of green show bravado as they stretch and lengthen and if you listen, carefully ... very carefully ... listen - you can actually hear them.
Despite the flurries and mini blizzards we have had the last few days - I feel the change ... the positive growth and the hope that comes with the merest glimpse, the promise, the anticipation of spring.