The bright morning sun glistens on the icy snow casting long shadows through the trees as if to signal the arrival of spring.  March brings a welcome change to the valley. When I step outside, the sound of rushing water echoes from mountain top to mountain top.  Trickling brooks turn into swelled streams and a sweet clean smell emits into the air.  Without winter's chilling snows, spring flowers would never bloom so beautifully....and for that I am grateful. These pics are my last Ode To Winter....we may bid you farewell.

Goodbye Winter .....Hello Spring. 
Just saying those words makes me smile! I hope it does the same for you.
Drink in the freshness of springtime and let your spirit be renewed for warmer days are ahead.