This agate was the closest I could come to being "valentine" themed. It's almost 6 p.m. but enough twilight and bright snow that I can watch deer feeding in the meadow. The snow may not last much longer - forecast for the rest of this week is above freezing temps. It's about this time of year that people in the Northwoods start looking for any tiny glimmer that spring is on it's way. February is way too early and we are always disappointed by another deep freeze or blizzard. Probably that's what makes us hopeful, stalwart, pragmatic, and dowright giddy when spring does arrive.