Last year I bought a perennial white Lenten Rose.
It was billed as one of the earliest bloomers of the season –
As early as pre-Easter, hence its name.
I wanted to see if it really would do it.
But the garden I planted it in is north-facing,
And has been buried deep in snow for weeks
Without a break.
I went out looking for tiny blooms to transplant into my Easter garden, and
Found unbroken snow.
Today, at last, the snow melted enough for me to check how things were doing.
The tulip greens were up a couple of inches, the daffodils barely poking,
Not even the crocuses showing any color yet.
I looked for the Lenten Rose, finally exposed just hours before.
It was tiny and crumpled and distressed.
It had buds!
And when I tipped one to the light
I saw that there under the snow
It had BLOOMED.
Was that not brave?
And there shone the springtime hope I was looking for.
Your comments have been delightful. I wish you wonderful weekend and a blessed Easter.