It was early in the morning, the weather was cool. Cool and moist, like springs are in North Carolina. It was only a matter of time before the sun would showed himself over the crest of the hill, bringing with him hope of a new day. Springtime was here, cherry blossoms were blooming, buds on the trees, spring was definitely here. Spring had started earlier than usual, but no one was complaining. Planting time was right around the corner, and a new growing season would begin anew. Spring had brought a fresh new start to the year.