As the ice sheet covering the yard retreats, not only it is leaving a saturated, sodden muck of lawn and garden, but also, if you look very closely, it reveals emerging bulb growth. Snowdrops are poking up on the slope near the dogwood.
Along the side of the house, clumps of Narcissus poeticus are emerging, pale and blinking, into the sunlight. I hope that the wet ground doesn't rot them out.
The battered tips of these Iris renticula also indicate that they've been buried under snow for too long.
Hopefully, they'll all green up and grow up!