A couple of weekends ago, I noticed that our first crocuses had opened, with daffodil shoots everywhere. Last weekend brought a couple of inches of snow. Hence my surprise when I wandered into the backyard this afternoon at the conclusion of a neighborhood walk and came upon daffodil yellow.
Near the crocuses, three daffodils had started to open. Across the way, the lone daffodil pictured above was in a later stage of openness. Spring has arrived.