I have a huge surprise for you: my children talk incessantly, and it's way too much. Oh wait, I've mentioned that before. Heh. By and large, spring makes everything and everywhere prettier than it was. The colors are richer, brighter, more alive. New buds everywhere give the impression of a true sentient awakening in our non-animal kin. You realize just how much has been going on all these cold months; though things may seem dormant or dead, stuck in the deepest of torpor, such is not the case for many a being. Many cities have been thoughtfully landscaped and tended over the years, but D.C. must surely be one of the most beautiful during this season of rebirth.