I tried catching them at all stages -- when tightly budded to fully open and onto the blowsy stage when the petals are about to fall off.
And that didn't include the obsession with color -- oh, my . . . ! From softest pinks to cherry red to cha-cha orange and finally to the ultimate yellow.
Oh sure, I'll probably browse the flower shops to see if there are any available, but that wouldn't be the same as, after a long New England winter, you find the first ones peeping up at you amid the melting snow and mud.
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Hoping you're all healthy and staying in fine fettle!