I think all of us in Ohio can agree this winter has been mild and manageable. And yet, every year around mid February, I find myself fighting the winter blues. The cool temps, lack of sunshine and non existent fresh air start to become taxing. And that’s when I make my way to Detroit to visit Belle Isle for some serious spirit lifting. And tropical temps! My lovely friend Ruth went with me this time and we spent the afternoon together being warmed to the bone in the conservancy. I am thankful for the common denominators I share with this talented soul!