Click on the photos to get a larger picture of the little bud.
I kept a careful eye on it, so I wouldn't miss it when it burst into bloom. Making progress on February 13.
The snow storm that took down trees on February 18.
Early in the morning of February 19 after another onslaught of snow.
|Feb 19 morning|
By afternoon, it was still hanging in there.
|Feb 19 late afternoon|
No progress was made and I began to despair that it would simply shrivel away. At noon on February 22, there's the first sign of hope.
|Feb 22 noonish|
Then mid morning February 23: Hello, Little Sunny Face. You made it. (Tears in eyes)
|Feb 23 mid morning|
See you tomorrow.