The groundhog might have predicted an early spring, but we've had enough ice and snow where I live to be wary of a rodent's whims. We've had more consistent snow than usual this year, which I've honestly enjoyed so long as it didn't interfere with driving conditions (as it sometimes did), and I was able to show my daughter what winters were like when I was a kid and snow was more common. It's too bad that she didn't get to enjoy that as much growing up, as she's a teen and not as inclined to play in the snow as much as she used to be. Now that spring is around the corner, we all know what that means in terms of our gardens: crocus season!
The Handbook of Nature Study has a great guide up for studying crocuses and other early spring plants that is perfect for many ages, but especially kids. Spotting those early purple flowers is one of our favorite things about spring, although it often happens sooner than we expect and long before the last frost has hit!
What other signs of spring do you enjoy? Do you have crocuses in your garden?