This year, there are snowdrops in bloom in my garden. Last year, we had snow, and I could only find a very few snowdrops, and they were merely spears. The year before that, the snowdrops were almost over. The birds have already paired up. They are flirting and collecting nesting material. The Bluetits are seriously engaged in courting activity. At the same date last year, they were all busy trying to stay alive. Each year different.....a Blessing, surely!