On my way home from work last night I saw one of my personal notifiers that Spring is on the way.
Specifically, maple syrup buckets.
I have fond memories of going out to the sugar bush on March break and watching the sap get turned into maple syrup. The people doing the demonstration would always drip a bit of the hot maple sugar onto some clean snow so that it would harden. There is nothing quite as awesome as fresh maple sugar candy.