Today as I was walking around my town and into Westwood, I noticed something that I have not for a very long time. The smell of the trees. Pine trees surround my home and streets yet I have not "smelled" them. I guess the weather finally warmed up enough where I could smell that wonderful smell. I am only assuming this but it makes "sense" to me! (No pun intended) It has been so cold and frozen I guess the magic could not fill the air. Even though we have been told in my neck of the woods that we need to expect another snow storm come Friday (which just happens to be the first day of spring on the calendar), I think with the sounds of the birds, the ducks in the pond, and the smell of pine trees filling the air along with the smile on my face, today was the first day of spring.