Three steps into spring:
The snowdrops pushing through the ground herald one of the first signs of spring, and show the earth is waking.
The Elder is one of the first trees to unfurl its new leaves, and show the trees are waking.
This is often the very coldest time of the year, which shows that even in harshest times, there is hope.
yr pal, Fox
"So good luck came, and on my roof did light, like noiseless snow."
– Robert Herrick, from 'The Coming of Good Luck'