This morning walking across Boston Common I saw them unloading the swanboats from a big Budget Rental truck. Glad I knew what that was, from a distance it just looked like a multitude of really big-*ss birds getting ready to take over the world. (I googled for the collective word for "lots of swans", like a gaggle of geese or a murder of crows, but I came up empty).
Once I saw the swans I also noticed that people were out painting the park benches and cleaning up the grass.
It may have been a cold day, and it just snowed yesterday. But spring's coming. You can see it if you look for it.