For me, spring fever tends to hit a little earlier each year. I look forward to even the slightest hint that spring may be just around the corner - the sun rising a bit earlier, and setting ever so slightly later, providing a few extra minutes of daylight is one good example. Or the sweet chirping I hear from my front porch, signaling the return of certain birds that don't typically stay around during the winter months. Soon the crocus and other early-spring flowers will poke their little purple heads up through the snow-covered ground. As we say goodbye to February and look ahead to warmer months, why not whip up a pretty little necklace with all the colors of the season-robin's egg blue and leafy greens, with a hint of rosy pinks. Welcome, spring!