In my part of the world, winter is fast giving way to spring, albeit without a fight. Over the last couple of weeks, we have seen record setting rains, followed by a brutish cold snap. Through it all, flowers bloomed here and flowers bloomed there, and not just our winter friends, the camellias. Though they made their appearance in town, out in the country, the only ones missing from the party are our daffodils and paper whites. The wonder and beauty of flowers, of course, is the ability to take a snip, or two, and bring that wonder and beauty inside, something I have been able to do every day this winter, which is truly a blessing. Anyway, to celebrate another morning of freezing temperatures, and in eager anticipation of spring, I present a collection of some of our winter flowers taken out, and about, at the Hall.