The patio umbrella is up. It's been resting for the past few months, but today was the first day of the year that it's up, and open, and here to stay. The sun is out, and it's warm. The trees are blooming, bees are buzzing, and the butterflies are here. Spring has arrived. I've been hearing chatter of a warmer winter all across the country, and with this weather we've been having, the changing of the season is happening.