Just yesterday I saw the first bloom on my crocus. (Today, a second bud opened.) Also blooming is the red maple in the front yard. The camellia bush began opening a week or so ago. I saw the first bloom of my vinca just today, but I didn't get a picture of that. It's the time of year when a succession of blooms lead us to spring, and with the weather above normal here, the blooms that are sensitive to temperatures are coming on early.