Right before this last snowfall, I spotted crocus and daffodils coming up in my yard. This group of robins, huddled in the neighbor's apple tree, makes me hopeful. Perhaps best of all, I made some yarn butterflies for a baby sweater. My daughter and her husband are expecting their second child in August. Butterflies and robins in February, wind and snow in March, and a new grandchild in August are sure signs of a changing season.