Keith and I had lunch at the duck pond on the south side of campus today. The ducks were out strutting there stuff, the sun was shinning, and I wasn't cold. The three western pond turtles that occupy the pond were sunning themselves on a floating log and shedding last year's skin. Their emergence from their muddy caves is evidence that it is no longer freezing at night. Birds are singing again in the mornings. It is getting to be that time of year when I exchange my wool socks for Chacos and start wishing for a garden plot. Ahhhh, spring.
Random story: I was in the campus natural history museum today (I have a class in there) and saw a little boy helping his mom push a stroller that was much bigger than he. He spotted a mounted antelope on the wall, pointed, and exclaimed "Mommy, a cantaloupe! A cantaloupe Mommy!" Behind my chuckles I was quite impressed that he could tell the difference between an antelope and the myriad of other four legged ungulates around it. Even if he did get it mixed up with a melon.