Across the street from my house, my neighbors has some daffodils in his front yard and they have begun to bloom. The neighbor’s flowerbed faces the south east and gets plenty of western light. Those flowers always bloom first. My flower bed is on the eastern side of my house, but it’s more sheltered and doesn’t get nearly as much light, so blooms here will take a bit longer to show their faces. They are always worth the wait.
In the meantime, as if to sustain me while I patiently wait, my amaryllis has brought forth three more flowers.