I’m taking baby-steps to learn how to use this web-site. I hope you’ll be patient and check back now and again. Early spring is upon us here in the Pacific Northwest. The tiniest hazelnut blooms are appearing as their beautiful catkins dangle prominently below the blossoms. I know it’s cool and moist here, and can be quite gray, but January is the time when humming birds are doing their strange chirp-dive-dance, and the eagles are flirting in magnificent displays overhead. This really is early-spring.