Today will be the first day the temperature is supposed to reach 70°F (21° C) and I’ve been watching the beds where I know the crocuses and daffodils have been waiting to make their appearance. Usually the crocuses are the first, but not this year.
By digging down carefully through the blanket of last autumn’s leaves, I was able to find several tiny crocus shoots, barely more than an inch high and thin as a piece of grass, but the daffodils have a grand head start. Several dozen have pushed their way into easy visibility and they’re getting taller by the day. Ah, I’ve been waiting for this!