About a week and a half ago I was delighted to see that some of our daffodils and tulips had ventured to stick their crisp green sprouts through the cold hard soil.
As time passes and winter continues here, I wanted to say, "Quick run for the hills or head south or get outa Dodge. Ice is on its way." But the amazing beacons of Spring just stayed right where they grew. They seemed steady and sure of themselves that the weather was sure to change and sunshine and warmth would come.
What a neat life lesson I learned as I pondered my annual delights of color; hold steady, stay the course, wait for the sunshine. The cold winds blow, icy coatings bring pain, but tomorrow will be a new day.
I think I want to know...are your tulips and daffodils blooming?