After a week's staycation, I returned to work a bit early - just in time for the sunrise from my office on the 7th floor of the Ross Building at York University. It remained sunny all day. Nice and long overdue. This winter the sun has been quite absent. Spring must be coming. This past week we've seen the season's first American robins, pine siskins, red-winged blackbirds, and grackles feeding in our yard and some swans flying overhead.