Today the sandhill cranes returned! They were flying far up in the sky with that distinctive, harsh, clattery call that they have. For sure, spring is on the way, in spite of a long, cold patch coming up this weekend. I once hung an exhibit at the Arboretum in Madison, WI and 2 sandhill cranes were right outside the window the whole time. I could watch them very closely without them noticing me. Such beautiful feathers and the grace of their movements.