Spring has sprung! Or at least the beginnings of it. There's nothing like those early greens; later in the summer they gray out more and lose intensity. I drove to Walla Walla on Wednesday. It's only about 70 miles away as the crow flies, but weeks ahead of our valley seasonally. Wheat fields are up and growing strong, the trees are leafed out and flowering, bees are abuzz. Patience--we'll get there.