The colors don't look spring-like, but nevertheless blooming branches picked from my yard do mean spring. This witch hazel bush actually blooms in February when the snow is still on the ground. Unfortunately I planted it away from the house at the edge of the woods, so the blooms aren't very visible, and I didn't wade through the snow to cut some branches until yesterday. when 50 degree temperatures had cleared that area. The snow is finally gone along the streets and roads too, so I can walk outside instead of on the treadmill at the gym. That's a good thing.
Another good thing is that lightening struck on my Interpret This piece. I have a concept, a rough composition plan, and materials ready to go. Later today I hope to be brave enough to start cutting and sewing. It's odd, but according to my notes, I finally got a real idea on exactly the same day last month. I'm obviously a slow starter.