The current weather has us thinking a lot about the impending arrival of spring. Yes, that darned groundhog said we had six more weeks of winter, but we're over halfway through that now and the signs are starting to appear showing that spring is on its way! Here are some of our favorite sure signs that spring isn't too far away...

The birds are singing, and in some cases, returning to the area after their winter away! In the last week or so, we've sighted several groups of migratory birds on their long journey back north. Keep an eye out for them as you wander the trails at Burkhart Creek Park and stroll the White River Greenway at Old Town Waverly Park.  

The Inside Scoop has posted their opening date! They'll be open, serving up tasty ice cream treats, on March 2, and while it may still be chilly in early March, the Scoop's opening day is an unmistakable sign of spring... and it's less than two weeks from now! 

Small buds are appearing on our favorite flowering trees. It'll be a few weeks before they blossom, but seeing the buds appear and start to grow can really do wonders for one's attitude! 

The Merry MAC Players Youth Production is about to open. An annual event in Morgan County, the community theatre group presents a fun youth production each year. This year's show is Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr. The early bird gets the worm they say, and though this is one of our favorite signs of spring, those who haven't already reserved seats will miss out this year - they've sold out! 

The peeper frogs are awake and singing! Stop near any pond or creek bank at dusk and you'll hear them. They may not be too noisy now, but in the next few weeks, those little guys will become a rather deafening reminder that winter is almost over. 

This year's Garden Fest from the Morgan County Master Gardeners is now less than a month away. March 17 is the day to celebrate all things garden related at Hoosier Harvest Church on State Road 252. There will be loads of fun booths, and even speakers to learn from. Get it on your calendar! 

Daffodils are bursting from the ground... we know., it'll be a few weeks before they bloom, but just seeing those little green leaves poking up through the earth puts us in a better mood. We'll be anxiously looking forward to this year's explosion of color on the grounds of Link Observatory. Open each weekend in April for visitors to enjoy (thanks to the Indiana Daffodil Society), Helen Link's daffodils are truly the final sign that spring is here for good in Morgan County! 

Orange & White Daffodils at Link Observatory