The Better Half took this (clickable) photo of a low-flying turkey buzzard in August of 2015. These birds migrate south for the winter, but lately we have been seeing a few of them circling in the skies over town. Undoubtedly a sign of an early spring.
We also see buds on our plum and lemon trees. The Opuntia Cacti in the area have started showing signs of new paddles and flower buds.
I read somewhere that these early springs can be attributed to El Niño conditions in the oceans. Of course, all the whacko enviro-fascists will blame me, and others like me, for driving my Earth-f*cker RV and polluting their tiny leftist notions of the planet.
Meanwhile, the buzzards are back, gracefully circling overhead, patiently waiting for something to die.