Last week we shivered with lingering winter. Today our backyard weather station says the temperatures hit levels we've not seen in months - 75F to be exact. The high winds kept it from feeling quite that warm; most of us were comfortable in long sleeve tees, for example. Yet clearly it was a preview of what lies ahead in the not too distant future.
Other reminders are starting to appear in our yard. The bulb flowers in my front beds have begun to rise again, after taking pause during the cold snap. The daffodils budding in my backyard are starting to tease with bits of yellow pedals. And then there's this beauty - a single iris plant tucked away in a corner near the air conditioning unit.