I went outside to take photos of this morning’s short-lived snow fall and what to my wandering eyes should appear but blooms! The squill (Scilla siberica) in my front yard has started blooming. There are not many blooms yet — and they looked a little chilly this morning, but I’m not complaining. My neighbor’s crocus are also in bloom. So, perhaps spring is creeping up on us even though temperatures are predicted to be well below normal this week.