Looks like spring is finally arriving here in our neck of the woods, though nights continue to be quite chilly. A few good sunny, warm days recently have us anxious to get outdoors and get moving. The phoebe has returned, a few very early spring flowers have poked through the soil, and the river has run really high for weeks. We took a quick trip to TN and AR for family get togethers in mid to late March, then headed south to LA and MS to explore the Gulf Coast and several National Wildlife Refuges. Unfortunately, spring hadn’t arrived there yet. With everything still being quite brown, getting good photos was a challenge. Back home, spring melt and lots of rain provided a few opportunities for a local waterfalls and wetlands shoot. We’re still awaiting green and blooms, so in the meantime, we’d like to share a few of Paul’s close-up photos on the home page’s rotating images.