In these parts, the shortest days bring with them the first flowers of the year.
Sometime between the last days of December and the first weeks of January is when we get our first blossoms.
Today, the fifth of January, 2015, was The Day.
On my way to the store (Alley’s General Store) I slowed down, and saw a flash of white.
While I was kneeling in the muddy grass, I heard a voice —
“Tom — First snowdrops?”
I happily reply.