On this date last year, the first glimmer of spring appeared in my yard. What a difference a year makes!
Now the same spot in view of my kitchen window remains frozen and bare. My little daffodil must have learned her lesson to stay under her warm blankie a while longer.
With heigh! the doxy over the dale,
Why then comes in the sweet o' the year,
For the red blood reigns in the winter's pale."
~ Wm. Shakespeare, Winter's Tale