The changing of the seasons are gradual with little noticeable change from one day to the next
However as winter loosens her grip the point where ice meets open water presents a visual reference;
"The Edge of Winter."
A Goldfinch perches beside the wetlands awaiting the change of the season.
I heard Red-winged blackbirds for the first yesterday and observed my first common grackles today. Although official spring is still nearly a month away the signs of the changing season are unmistakable.