The mantis knows the way!
“Its very name, mantis, means diviner, or fortune-teller. The English call it a soothsayer and old-fashioned people over there believe that its long finger will point the way home to a lost child. In France young women go to the crossroads and ask the mantis from which way their lovers will come.”
Now which direction is the mantis pointing me toward, a simple gardener trying to find Spring?
Forward, I suppose, one day at a time.