We celebrated the first day of spring with a rainstorm that lasted all weekend but in the canyon leading to the Berryessa Gap the redbud trees were spectacular in full bloom. The grape buds of a few varieties are beginning to push (some say burst!). These transitional periods can be a little confusing but I guess we will have to agree with the calendar and say it is spring. It’s hard to tell when you are this far away but I think we are now closer to the harvest of 2011 than 2010. Pretty hard to imagine but true. Time is indeed moving very fast.