When Heather arrived home from the writer's conference (which she really enjoyed), she didn't go in right away but wandered around back. I found her looking at the flowers that are appearing. Daffodils are in full bloom, and patches of trilliums are starting to come up.

The most abundant wildflowers in bloom here now are Dutchman's Breeches. There are several large patches just into the woods behind our place. You can see why they are called that from the picture (click it for larger size).

We received another sign of hope yesterday, too. Someone from Emmaus Ministries will be coming to our first "come and see" retreat next month. Looks like it's going to happen after all.