Originally uploaded by tallasiandude.
Just one day after the rains that finally washed away most of the remaining ice and snow and there are already tulip sprouts.
A week ago, there was still a 3-foot tall snowbank; a snowbank which had been in place since mid-December and which was probably taller than me after the storm we got in February.
I'm assuming that these sprouts didn't grow three inches overnight, which means that they were already sprouting into the ice before the rains melted it away.
...which is still pretty damn cool.