As the heaviness of winter pulls us down, our heads drop and our shoulders sag. We plop easily onto couches, feeling little energy or light. But there are a few plants that remind us that change is in the air. A few early signs of spring are lifting up through the earth. Tentatively rising towards that seldom seen sun. Like festive little balloons, they announce that life is still good, let’s start the party! We may be down, but these clear flowers look upward and forward. They know something we don’t know. That sun is still shining! The minutes of darkness diminish! Spring is coming!