In the dead of winter it's great to be reminded that flowers do exist, even it is somewhere else. It's rained so much over the last couple of weeks that it seems inconceivable that summer will ever return. At times like these I try to think of the rain as an investment. In about 6 months we'll reap the benefits from what feels like the unending, grey, wetness we call January. In the meantime, these will certainly do for me.