While we wait for SEEDS to be released (and yes, it's getting closer), I thought I'd post how the world has been looking from my POV lately. Cloudy yes, stormy with regularity, but warmer, too. Birds are coming back from wherever they winter and hanging out in clusters. Here's a pic of 12 starlings from about the 2000 that had crowded into a nearby softball park a few days ago. It was quite Hitchcock, except I didn't really fear that they'd peck out my eyes. But they were chatty, which was a bit unnerving . . . .