The first sign of spring around here always comes in the form of the crocus. The neighbors have some light purple ones naturalized in the strip between the sidewalk and the street. They always bloom the earliest, and their appearance always remind me to keep an eye out for mine. My yellow ones bloom first, about a week after the neighbors' purple ones pop up. It will still be a month before warm weather takes over, so these little blossoms are just a tease of spring.