I came home this afternoon to this little surprise.

Yes, my friends, that is my first little crocus peeping his brave little head through the mulch!
No matter what winter throws at us seeing this little guy in the Spring makes it all worthwhile.

Ironically, last week's snowstorm had more oomph then the Snow-mageddon we were waiting for mid winter. The bottom snap was taken midday last week - during the snow storm the snow caked itself onto my office window, by the end of the day I felt like I was in an igloo. Not pleased. At least not this time of year.

But, hey, if this little guy can survive a little snow in the spring time, so can we Canada!