This morning, it was dull and overcast. Cold. The captain and I set out for a local diner whose weekend specialty is homemade waffles, then we quickly stopped at the local butcher for a piece of salmon and the drugstore for some vitamins. While still too cool for my comfort, the grey had thankfully given way to sunshine by the time we arrived back home. And to my absolute delight, I spied purple in my front garden as soon as I got out of the car. Yes, so soon after my last post, as if they sensed I was anxiously awaiting their arrival: the crocus have returned! I muddied my jeans kneeling in the yard to take several photographs, but the work of a load of laundry is nothing compared to the joy these first flowers bring!