|the first David Austin cabbage rose to bloom in the yard so far|
Awake, thou wintry earth -
Fling off thy sadness!
Fair vernal flowers, laugh forth
Your ancient gladness!
~Thomas Blackburn, "An Easter Hymn"
No matter how long the winter, spring is sure to follow. ~Proverb
The day the Lord created hope was probably the same day he created Spring.