One of my family memebers has snow drops (crocus) with a buds coming up. We have watched (for) them every year for almost 25 years. They do not bloom at the same time every year but once up, Spring starts to develop. The next sign of nature after this has been my horse. One in particular who is always fine in his pen. Then, breaks free and no matter what we do he will run through. Wants the sweet grass from my neighbor's yard (who really loves me by now with all this loose horse stuff for years).  I have to feed sweet grain several times per day to get him settled. I also let him loose at night to run over, take some nibbles of grass, then put him up. The horse has not gotten out yet but it will not be long. Spring is coming!!!!Cheers