#1 : Spring will triumph. We know that is true. It just was hard to believe two days ago when we got over an inch of heavy wet snow. All of a sudden, everything was white again. BUT today it is all gone thanks to some rain and 50 degree temps and the hardy little crocuses are blooming their hearts out. What a sight for sore eyes, a burst of vigorous color among the detritus of winter.
#2 : Way back in November I noticed a flower shoot on one of my dormant orchid plants (lower right hand corner of first picture). Oh good, I thought, orchids for the holidays! NOT. The buds have taken their good old time to develop and bloom. Finally, after almost 6 months of waiting, the first bloom is almost fully open. There are 5 buds and I’m hoping for beautiful blooms through the summer.