Re: A little of this, some of that! The dreamer in me lives on... Yesterday the temperature was about 29° as I sat on the Captain's Chair looking out of the picture window in the living room. I saw many birds flying to and fro…a sure harbinger of a renewed life…Spring time. The birds were busy getting their nests ready for the laying of eggs and the hatching of their offspring. Today the weather warms up to 51° making the life of the human a little more tolerable. Wednesday when I go for my half-yearly doctor checkup it may reach 59°. Even so, we still have streets that are filled with the aftermath…piles of snow. This past winter was one not fit for human or beast. The cold and the overabundance of snow accumulation broke many records in many states across the country, as did the cold weather breaking records that stood for many years. We are now into daylight saving time, although ancient civilizations used its merits, Benjamin Franklin has received credit for its implementation in the USA. No matter who invented it…the world is better off with an hour more of daylight…the benefits derived from getting up an hour earlier far overshadows the need for an extra hour of sleep. I cannot wait for the time I will be able to sit on my back patio and take in the greenery of our lawns, bushes and trees. The squirrels that inhabit this area are the best high wire walkers I ever saw; from the trees to the pole wires that carry electric energy…these lithe, little animals actually run across them without ever a slip or fall.