Sure signs…

…that it truly is Spring, even if today was cold, windy, and extremely ugly!

Leaf buds, reflected on a car's rear window

Leaf buds, reflected on a car’s rear window

Looking up toward the clouds, there are more leaf buds!

Leaf Buds-1

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Leaf Buds-2

Here’s a closer look!

Leaf Buds-3

Another sure sign?

The lilac bushes at the corner have begun to set leaves...

The lilac bushes at the corner have begun to set leaves…

...and the Spring rains will hopefully assure us of wonderful amounts of sweet-smelling lilacs this year!

…and the Spring rains will hopefully assure us of wonderful amounts of sweet-smelling lilacs this year!

Hopefully!?!