And finally, spring

Spring has an amazing power over people. And places.

When the temperature sneaks past 60 degrees, and a gentle breeze carries birdsongs through open windows, this town transforms into the best version of itself.

We start to see our neighbors, who for all we know could have been in another place entirely for all of winter.

Discarded New Year’s Resolutions get dusted off with the real start of the new year, and sneakers start crowding the trails and sidewalks.

Just one day of nice weather is almost enough to forget all the misery of the long, exhausting winter.