Just two days ago I went to a flower bed on the east side of our house to check a crocus that has historically been the first one here to open each spring. It was still buried in a snow bank a foot deep. Yesterday, my wife advised me that there is now one blooming on the west side of the house: I hadn’t even known it was there!
Last night when I went into the kitchen for a drink of water this scene just seemed to catch my eye. The plant sitting in a pot in front of the kitchen window was given to us by a dear friend back in November and these are its third set of blooms. The white image of a buck is a decal on the window glass that is there to help keep birds from flying into the window. The photo was taken from about 10 feet away through a 70 – 300mm lens.