Even though the weathermen

say a serious cold snap is coming,

we were reminded today

of the joys of spring.

Temperatures above-freezing

were welcomed with open arms!

I had to dig out my sunglasses,

jump over puddles in the

once-snowy streets,

and even rolled down

my car window

for a breath of fresh air.

These are all minor miracles

when it’s mid-winter

in the Midwest.

Then, when I stopped by

my parents’ house,

I was greeted by these

gorgeous tulips,

my favorite flower.

Spring may not arrive here

for several months,

but I was grateful

for today’s free preview.