I think I have been seeing signs of Spring for about a week now but haven't really made the connection since it was still snowing! But slowly I was made of aware of the signs around me. One of the first was seeing ducks and geese at my workplace pond. Although the pond was partially frozen, they still found open water and dove and swam like it was Summer. Then the second sign on the Ides of March was green in the garden.
Not too green Irises, but they promised to be as I watch everyday they grow taller and greener.
A little sprig of Mint! I believe it to be Chocolate mint since the stems are brown. What a better sign that involves Chocolate! So the Ides of March have taught me not to beware but to be aware! Enjoy!