Glorious Springtime is in full swing here in the Piney Woods of East Texas. While every season has its fine characteristics, nothing beats Spring for the welcome return of blossom colors, breeding season bird song, and balmier temperatures. The sun's rising arc, shining through the new tree foliage, with its resulting shadow play on everything below it, just makes our landscapes fresh and new again. The birds seem to echo this joy in the long, magnificent birdsong we hear daily now. The time has come for the birds' pairing up, male and female, and the nest building has begun.