Votes for the arrival of Spring

The Town Crier, looking out of the window, has seen a change after an unusually snowy and severe winter: 

two of the lotus pods have finally lifted their heads in greeting to advancing Spring. 

One, more cautious, is still uncertain and is returning to its winter sleep.

 

 

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Alluaudia (Alluaudia adscensens), a plant native to Madagascar, always nice and warm in the Conservatory at Longwood Gardens, Pennsylvania

 

 

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Lotus pods actually in late summer 2017 at Mt. Cuba, Hockessin, Delaware

 

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