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The mother of one of Khalil’s future classmates claims that she saw some daffodils growing in the ditch near the park. I can’t find them, but there are some crocuses starting to poke through under our apple tree. A couple (and I mean that in the romantic sense) of ducks have been courting in the backyard. They go on long strolls, side by side, and then sit on the stone wall and look out over the lake. Yesterday, the male turned away from the female for a few minutes before flying away. Later in the evening, he was following her around the yard again, begging her to take him back, I assume.

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