February 4th, the first shoots of the first crocus appear in the garden.
February 6th, a tiny little bloom makes an appearance. Rejoice, Spring is coming!
February 9th, the sun is shining and we all turn our faces to the sun.
February 12th, Winter reminds us that it is still February.
Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, February 15th, and the little crocus adds two more buds.
February 17th, a day nice enough to go outside and do some gardening.
February 20th, the little crocus is still there, but has experienced a little "wintry mix".
Today, February 23rd, a whole lot of wintry mix in the last few days, but this crocus continues, somehow. Here it is at 10:00 AM.
And here it is around 4:00 PM.
Gardeners living in these 'snow zones' learn to be like the little crocus. Bloom when the sun is shining and hang on for dear life through the wintry mix and snow and cold because we know Spring is coming, eventually!