Fave photo of the week

My bloggin' friends Tammy and Tracey are far better photographers than I am (and they know how to use Photoshop!), but I thought I did a pretty good job with this photo I took with my little point-and-shoot in my front yard last week.

I like the juxtaposition of the green of spring emerging in the background, while the ice of winter occupies the foreground.

Today's question:

What's a sure signal for you that spring is finally on its way?

My answer: The chitter-chatter of the birds. We have numerous trees surrounding our house, and as the days warm up, the birdsong increases. My favorite: the solemn song of the mourning dove.