Sure Signs of Spring

Here in Ontario, after months of cold and snow, the arrival of spring is highly anticipated. Here's a few signs that spring has arrived, even if the thermometer reads 2-degrees Celsius:

1. Kids on bicycles.
2. Kids on bicycles that need chains tightened, brakes tightened, seats raised, and tires pumped.
3. Kids on bicycles wearing shorts and flip-flops*. (We're Canadian. As soon as the snow melts, it's shorts season.)

Here are a couple more:

Buds on the lilac bush.
Daffodils emerging in gardens that need to be cleaned up.