What a wonderful theme, Heidi. You are right, it has been a long cold winter and many of us are longing for the cheer of flowers. In my case, I have gone to chase the flowers and have a couple from the Venice, Florida orchid show.
From the orchid show. My camera told me it was a face.
My favorite orchid of the show.
From several years ago, a brave crocus in the snow. These come up just after the snowdrops.
Maple tree flowers. Another harbinger of spring.