As is normal for spring along the Front, the winds are blowing, but there is a hint of warmer temperatures. As I walked my favorite 4-legged friends this afternoon I enjoyed the warmer air and the smells that bring the promise of spring. I scoured the trail for sign of the first flowers and found their purple beauty hiding under the jack pines. This begins the promise of a garden of wildflowers that will soon cover the meadows and hillsides. We will welcome their arrival like an old friend returning to us for a visit.