Considered a sign of Spring, snowdrops are cute white flowers that let us know the long winter is behind us. And while I think the Michigan winter will drag on a bit longer, here is both a pretty picture of the flower as well as a poem to commemorate the first day of Spring.
Snowdrops by Louise Gluck
Do you know what I was, how I lived? You know
what despair is; then
winter should have meaning for you.
I did not expect to survive,
earth suppressing me. I didn't expect
to waken again, to feel
in damp earth my body
able to respond again, remembering
after so long how to open again
in the cold light
of earliest spring--
afraid, yes, but among you again
crying yes risk joy
in the raw wind of the new world.