We all know I love Winter. The long months fill me with a time to meditate, nest, and regroup. But there is something that occurs each year that signals to me that it is time to start "waking up" and prepare for the coming months of Springtime. I was scouring my kitchen sinks the other day and I glanced up and out my window, and lo and behold - they were up! Barely poking up through the ground and close to the foundation of my neighbors house, I could spy, little green shoots. My neighbor has a bank of Daylilies along the west side of her house and they are my first sign that Spring is coming. So even tho I am sure we will have more cold weather, and maybe even a snow storm or two, Mother Nature has told these flowers that it is time to start growing and with that message, I have started to get excited and have started to set my sights on warmer days, and the hope that my world will again return to green, instead of white. I can wait, and be patient now. It will come when it is time, just like the Daylilies.