I was walking out to the car a couple of days ago and spotted the little yellow crocus that lives next to the house had bloomed. That is always the first sign that spring is close. Then I started checking out my roses and all of the large roses have sprouts all over the stems. My miniature roses have lots of new sprouts peeking out of the ground. Thank goodness!! This feels like the longest coldest winter EVER. It is supposed to be 70 degrees tomorrow! Sure it is going to get back down into the 40's in a week or two, but at least warmth is on the horizon.