It was the first day of real spring temperatures. The "mountain" was buzzing with people enjoying the bright sunshine. People walked, with coats thrown open, feeling the warmth. While some hardy souls jogged in shorts, others donned their cross-country skis to enjoy going off the main trails.
The sound of melting was everywhere accompanied by the songs of birds as they too relished the weather. The fast-motion changes of spring are starting. There will be cold days and nights ahead, but spring is on its way!
Though this bench was empty, others had people stopping to watch the birds, read a book or just sit and feel the joy.