After a REALLY cold December (it was the third coldest and snowiest in history in Cincinnati), it was so nice to have a day or two with warmer temperatures. New Year's Eve was 64 degrees! The kids across the street were playing in shorts. C got a chance to play with the neighborhood kids while I sat in the driveway with a book in my fold-up chair...in the sun.
The next day, I noticed this:
One of my pansies was pushing a bloom. Beautiful! I plant pansies in the fall, as well as some in the spring. They bloom well into November here (I'm in zone 6A) and then come back even stronger as the weather warms up in the spring.
I'm looking forward to seeing more of that after the next few loooooooong months...