Actually, spring, as in green grass and wild flowers, has been lingering for a good long time this dry year. Rain came seldom all winter but a few later showers have kept the hills green. The poppies and other wild flowers have been able to put on a show due to the short grass.
The regular appearances of the deer family changed last week. The doe who had twins this time last year and who adopted a third along the way was no longer appearing with her yearling family. I assumed that the new babies had arrived.
I put this together just after the first of the year and so I inadvertently titled it with 2013 not 2014! This video was taken at the same location as the previous one on this page (but looking the other direction). It’s 200 yards from the house.