School is almost out and the thought of long summer days stretched out doing nothing lurk in the backs of many kids' minds. However, the reality is that about a week into vacation many begin to complain, "I'm bored.
Everyone seems to have their personal definition of when spring officially arrives.
Some stick with the "official" March equinox designation that claims it occurs when the Sun crosses the celestial equator on its way north along the ecliptic.
As winter recedes into spring it is a great time to look at our yards and plan for the future. The badly damaged trees that need to be replaced, the pruning that needs to be done, the perfect spot for the new shrubs, can all be planned for now.