. . . snowdrops. Just peeking out from the icy package delivered by this week's snow storm are little green clumps of leaves and stems topped with tiny white buds. However, a few more hours of driving, spitting, spraying snow, and they will be buried.
But in the meantime, this ice-dusted flower--released but not yet open--holds the promise of milder days ahead . . .
. . . as does this scruffy salad of snowdrop greenery. How great to see this chilly foliage poking up on the snow-covered hillside behind the house, particularly on a day when six more inches of snow is forecast: a gentle reminder that spring is on its way. Eventually.