I woke up this morning to birds singing and chirping. What a wonderful sound! It means that spring is on it's way. Usually in the winter you only hear the crows - so when you start to hear the sparrows and whatever other little birds are out there, you are sure to see more and more signs of spring.
Another sign of spring - at least in my house - is that Einstein - my crazy cat begged to go out at 3:30 this morning and didn't come back in till 6:30 and then went back out for another 40 minutes after that. I think that he sits on the porch railing and watches the birds that I love to listen to.
So with 4 foot piles of heavy snow outside, I now feel that it is safe to dream about spring!