I discovered the first blooms of spring this week in my flower beds. The first is Purple Dwarf Iris and the second is a cluster of Yellow Crocus. Even though they are not native to Missouri, they are still beautiful and a welcome sight after a long cold winter. The forecast for here is calling for up to 4 inches of snow mixed with rain and sleet for tonight and tomorrow. I will sure be glad when all this snowy cold weather is finished and we can finally get down to some nice warm temperatures.