Surprise! A few inches of snow were forecast for yesterday. Instead, we woke up to almost a foot of the stuff. If you’re a kid, the white stuff was “snowman snow.” If not, then just heavy, wet and inconvenient. Still, there is the promise of spring in the flowering Witch Hazel. Blooming in mid-February, it still retains its flowers mid-March in spite of the nasty winter weather all around it. Hey, it's March 20! If spring is here, can spring be far behind?