After a string of fairly warm days, the flowers are starting to burst. The vinca 'round the fountain has masses of flowers that our little girl likes to use in tiny posies that she leaves like little blessings around the house for us to find. The daffodils that I planted in past autumns are starting to come up and the early ones are already blooming. I was given the gift of snowdrop and iris bulbs from my florist last year and both came up! Though there is only one flower on the snowdrop plant, it looks like a healthy plant,, so hopefully there will be more next year. Our flowering trees have begun their annual show and there are new leaves on the hydrangea bushes. It almost feels like it should be Pascha now, rather than just the first week of Great Lent.