These photos were taken while on a cold spring walk at about 7 PM today. All the crocuses that were blooming on my sunny run yesterday have closed up to protect themselves from the cold... but the fact they have emerged at all gives me hope that spring will arrive soon and I'll be released from this shell I've been detained in. I pressed a few crocuses in my Eugene O'Neill play book to remember this day by. Patches of white snow still exist from our 18 inch snow storm last week, but they have all mostly melted away. Happy (early) Spring!