Our detour back into winter is over. Temperatures yesterday reached into the 70's, with the same expected today. The pines, green all winter, are now getting company, as gray branches start to bud and leaf on the lower hills. This morning, the sound of birds.
First it sends a gentle breeze
to announce the news;
next it orders twittering birds
to explain the reason.
Po Chu-i (Trans. Jonathan Chaves)