Looking through some photos I took last week of the first sign of the snowdrops, I was inspired to make this photo mandala:
I am always drawn to the eight or four sided ones for some reason. Grounding and stability, perhaps.
The outer ring of blue is last year's leaves, through which the buds are poking. We usually see them earlier, but last week was the first time the snow cover had melted enough. But once that was gone, things filled in fast. The snowdrops are out now, and the snow crocus are starting up.
Spring is coming, isn't it.