It's been outrageously warm here in Maine,
have you heard?
Temps in the 70s. Shorts and short sleeve weather.
All the birds are singing their mating songs.
I've been watching the ice go out of our pond for weeks.
There is a very thin layer only on about half the pond today.
Even the crows aren't landing there anymore.
The mallard drake and his wife have once again
taken up residence.
Can you see him kicking up his heels with joy?
(Actually, he is standing on a submerged thin ledge of ice,
grooming under his leg.
...Which is duck for kicking up his heels with joy.)