I know these little brown lumps don't mean much to some of you but to me they are promises of the tall green Ostrich ferns that inhabit this area of the garden.The closer to time to go to work the darker the sky. It rained this entire day. The tips of the Magnolia are all budded out. I am afraid that they will all be frozen off soon. I know this record warmth won't last long. Until the cold returns I am enjoying the promises of spring.