The squirrels are playing tag in the yard. The great blue heron is on the hunt for it's morning meal and the geese are floating peacefully (and quietly) in the cove. The grass is the fresh green of new growth shaded by trees bearing a full complement of thick green leaves. The garden has been planted. Flower pots filled with pink and white and red geraniums. A gentle rain is falling. The sound of it pattering on the roof is the only thing competing with the morning bird song.