I officially declare it spring time in St. Louis!
It was beautiful out today so I escaped my basement studio for a bit and headed out to the garden to rake out all of the leaves and debris from my flower beds. In the process, I unburied my treasured White Lenten Rose, a gift from a friend's garden. I am always ready to declare it officially spring when I see the white of her petals starting to emerge. As you can see, they are there and on the verge of blooming so I am happy to proclaim "Welcome Spring!"