Well now, the sun is out and Staffski has seen many Polish Hill denizens on Brereton, sans coats and all of the other tragically heavy garments that are a hallmark of the winter months.

This winter has seemed to drag on (and on, and on, and on…) What a difference a week can make in the life of a plant. It is absolutely delightful to see new, fresh growth making its appearance among the flower beds. Above, taken in the PHCA yard, tulips have pushed their first heavy leaves up through the detritus of winter.

Rumors of crocuses abound. If you want another sure fire indication that spring is firmly entrenched, check out the falcon cam at the Cathedral of Learning, where Dorothy has just laid her third egg.

Tulips are pretty amazing flowers. Check out this Wikipedia article.