We have been having some lovely warm days for the past week. While we are in no way safe from cold and snow for the season, things have begun to grow. There are signs of new life everywhere! Trees budding, tulips and irises up, perennial flowers are making themselves known, and the robins and geese have made it back. If it can't be spring for good in Wyoming yet, at least we can see the promise of it.
Yesterday, we made a very exciting discovery! There are a few weeds with tiny sprouts in the garden, but there was this one little viola blooming in the middle of mostly barren dirt. Last summer, I had a barrel of violas growing about 10 feet away, so no doubt a seed found its way into my garden. Why this brave little soul decided now was a good time to grow is a bit of a mystery, but I'm glad it did!