It's been a 'winterless' winter here in the mountains of southwestern Virginia.
I can't speak for other areas of our state, but WE have had only four inches of snow, if that, in the early part of the season, but you can hardly call that winter now can you?
The daffodils began their blooming quite early, as did most of the flowering trees,
and it makes me wonder if summer too will come early with it's warm temperatures, high humidity and worst of all, bugs, snakes, and all that slithers about.
The blossoms of springtime lift my heart and hopes.
This is my New Year rather than party hats and horns of the last night of December.
These buds are the promise of what a new year is all about.