Sping is finally, well kind of, well almost, well technically....here??? With the date of official spring come and gone, it is no wonder we are all deflated. I myself have had it. But, there is sun and warm weather right around the corner. I just keep telling myself that and try to remember the long days of June and the warm nights with stars and friends and family around a campfire. Recently, the Journal printed the state's burning ban rules. Very facinating to a suburban grown girl like me. I always learn something new about the country when it comes to things like this. Did you know that according to the statistics given in the Journal, in the last five years since the buring ban was enacted, the average number of spring fires per year decreased by 43.2 percent? I was curious because with all the mounds of "water" still around on the ground and edges of our driveways blocking our view, that fires would be of concern. But according to DEC comminsioner Joe Martens, "Along with the milder temperatures that come with spring the risk for wildfires also increases.