It's been an unseasonably cold spring until recent days. Ordinarily by now I'd expect to have tulips in front of my house. Folks down in the valley, where it's several degrees warmer, have tulips already. But as recently as Sunday there was no sign of anything coming up out front.
Now green shoots are poking up, however belatedly. The tulips are on their way. The trees are budding. Green grass can be seen. Spring is arriving, albeit a little behind schedule.