Spring is in the air

Today in upstate New York it is finally above 40 degrees. Snow is melting off the roof and sun is shining through the windows. It has been one long winter and it’s not over yet. However, my plants tell me that spring is not that far off. My great grandmother’s easter cactus is blooming (for the first time after a 4 year hiatus) and my miniature rose-bush has buds!  I think spring is in the air.

Great Grandma Emily Nixon Schwarz's Cactus Plant (one saucy lady)

Great Grandma Emily Nixon Schwarz’s Cactus Plant ( Emily is one of the saucy ladies in an earlier post)

Miniature rose plant is budding!

Miniature rose plant is budding!