“The flowers of late winter and early spring occupy places in our hearts well out of proportion to their size.” — Gertrude Wister, horticulturist
Yes, the calendar still says Winter, but some of us (including me) are longing for Springtime. And despite Juno, Linus, and all those ridiculously-named winter storms, Mother Nature is preparing for a new season.
Here, take a look:
Central Illinois got a bit of snow — mostly heavy, wet stuff mixed with rain that turned almost instantly into a slushy mess — over the weekend, but I couldn’t resist taking my camera out to show you what I found.
Yes, daffodils. Peeking up through the leftover Fall leaves and Winter snows.
Right outside the front door.
A promise of sunny days to come.
And for those suffering the “Winter Blahs,” here’s what this patch of lovelies is going to look like:
I don’t care what that groundhog says. Spring will get here, sooner or later!