I looked out the kitchen window yesterday and staring me brightly in the face were several beautiful big clumps of yellow crocus blooms. I hadn't even noticed that the buds were up! (So much for my great powers of observation.)
When I looked back at last year's blogs, it appears that the crocus blooms are about a week behind where they were then. I'm actually quite thankful for that. Hopefully we will have a slower but steadier spring, without the trauma of a late frost cutting back weeks of tender spring growth.
Spring fever, however, is definitely beginning to rumble in my psyche.