All in a name: a closer look at spring

Photo: Photo By Bethann G. Merkle

Willows starting to bloom display their signature flower, more commonly known as the "pussywillow."

In northern latitudes, most of us wait for spring with increasing anticipation, suffering the late storms and cheering the increasingly sunny days.

We likely pull out our rubber boots, and start thinking about gardens, walks and bike rides, and the return of migratory birds.