Gray and overcast though the skies and my mood have been, I did find a bright spot in the garden today. No matter how gloomy the prospect of a verdant and floriferous spring seems right now, I'm taking them as a reminder that spring will indeed come again. Nature will find a way and so will I.
Rose, maybe that's why they bloomed early: they knew I needed them to! Once the weather warms up, and I can get going out there, I hope I'll feel more equal to the challenges of renewal.
Gail, they didn't last long but they were a very bright spot in my day.