Some time early last week, I decided that I was going to encourage the arrival of spring by planting some miscellaneous seeds that I had left over from last year. So, I pulled out a few tin cans that I have been saving, filled them with soil, dropped the seeds in, and placed the cans on the window sill of my kitchen. And promptly forgot about them. I would guess that I watered them over the weekend, but truthfully, I'm not sure. Tonight, while washing the dinner dishes, my eye caught sight of fresh green sprouts and I smiled. Because, although the day was gray and cold with scattered snow flurries around lunchtime, I remembered that the days are getting noticeably longer and soon enough spring will arrive.