I know Spring has arrived when the Canada geese return to our pond. While it is still covered with ice, it won’t be long now. The ice is opening up along the edges and at the beaver dam where the water is running faster as the temperatures warm up and the April rains have begun. When out for my daily walk, I stop by the edge of the pond for a few moments of quiet reflection. I think the geese have gotten used to seeing me and I like to think their honking is more of a greeting now rather than an alarm since they no longer distance themselves when they see me.