The Red-Winged Blackbird seen at left serenaded me for several minutes, showing off his scarlet and yellow epaulets, fanning out his wings. I've missed their songs over this winter. The bustle of activity, and the slight reddish cast to the river birch twigs tell me that spring is coming, in spite of the mid-twenties on the marsh this morning. I left the marsh with lots of images and a deep sense of peace and gratitude for this place I call home. The beauty of central Delaware and the wildlife here inspire me and bring me out, even in the cold and wind to see the first glimpses of spring to come.