Also celebrating my 61st birthday. My birthday month is usually cold, gray and gloomy. Today was a nice change sunny and warm in the upper 60s. I did my annual birthday walk down the lake to pick a pussy willow bouquet for Mom, heard the spring peepers peeping, the raucous calls of the red-winged blackbirds, and the surprisingly loud rattles of Sandhill Cranes. We all had a yummy (and healthy) salmon and fresh asparagus Easter dinner. All in all, a very good day.