Last week’s warm weather seems to have jump started some plants. On Saturday, I noticed that the first of the Scilla siberica, a.k.a., squill in my front yard had emerged. This one not only has a few leaves, but tiny buds. For reference, I posted on this same topic last spring — on April 4 — a full two weeks later than I noticed the squill this year. After our frigid, now-this-is-a-real-Minnesota-winter winter, an early spring might be nice. The weather forecast for the next week or so: 30s, cloudy, windy and a few snow flurries. Ah, well.