It's time to fill the feeder and free the flyer. Scatter seed on the ground for the doves. Pour tepid water on the frozen birdbath and watch the cardinals and towhees drink.
"The most precious things of life are near at hand, without money and without price. Each of you has the whole wealth of the universe at your very doors. All that I ever had, and still have, may be yours by stretching forth your hand and taking it.
-- John Burroughs (quoted by Raymond Tifft Fuller in Now That We Have to Walk, New York: Dutton, 1943)