A bloggie friend, Gretchen Joanna, who lives out west somewhere, posted pictures of FLOWERS -- flowers, I tell you!! -- and this is the best I can do:
Tiny fingertips of Miss Springtime, tentatively testing the frigid air. I wouldn't be half surprised if she pulled them back in again! Still, it is encouraging, don't you think? I'm hoping actual blossoms will be here in a few weeks.