We had some warm temperatures here on Monday and Tuesday, and I took the opportunity to get outside and soak up some sun. From now until March, I will be prowling the garden on every single temperate day to search for something green. Theoretically, I know that there will be no tempting bulb shoots piercing through the ground till at least the end of this month but still, I hope.
So here's the next best thing -- some glorious green moss. Isn't it the most beautiful color your spring-starved eyes have ever seen?
I also love the great, big rhododendron buds,
a promising Lenten lily,
and some small bearded iris shoots in a very protected spot.
OK, this starts my official countdown to Spring!