Finally, a break in the weather. It rained through most of December and we've had four inches already this month. This part of the northwest is one big soggy bog. It does look like we're going to get a break for a few days. In spite of the gloom there are few things breaking through or haven't given up.
The evergreen huckleberries are putting out their first buds. Some very nice red buds.
The winter pansies are still hanging in there. Even if they are lookiing a little weather beaten and a little rough around the edges.
The bergenia is one of the first bloom in the springs. Putting out a few buds even in the middle of January. Saw the first of the tulips peaking through the ground. Sort of a tentative bit of leaf peaking through to see if it's safe to come up. A few sunny days and the crocuses will start to peak through too. Not before time. There was actually a little tornado up Vancouver Washington ay last week.