13 days until spring

This week I pulled out my final bags of Summer Squash and Zucchini from the freezer.
One last pot of Squash Soup was prepared, and how good it is.
It brings me thoughts of Summer in our garden,
while at the same time is a comforting food on these still chilly days.

Today is warm, in the 60's, with sunshine too.
How can one not at least feel hopeful
(albeit even with snow still lingering on the ground...)
that Spring really is coming?