Last saturday, I was walking from Tim's to my place, when I heard some starlings trying out some new tunes. They had some great whistles, and were squabbling and squawking away in a tree. Wow, I thought, they sound like they're flirting. I started to say to them, "it's not spring yet you fools" when I was interrupted by a solitary bee, buzzing purposefully across the road. And noticed that the tree had that light green flush that comes with early spring. Is it getting lighter?