The snow has come, the snow has gone. The temperature went down to 9 degrees early in the week overnight and yesterday it was in the low 70s.
The daffodils survived, except for a few blooms which doubtless froze. But the buds were just fine, insulated from the cold by the layer of snow, and in the last two days they have been popping out in full force. So we now have daffodils, jonquils, and crocuses (purple ones) in front of the house. I have brought in some jonquils and daffodils for my desk, since I am writing a lot over spring break.
In French we just say "jonquilles" and I think that covers both daffodils and jonquils, so I am never quite sure of the English difference. Whatever it is, the flowers are both bright yellow and white-and-yellow, and they are pretty.
Spring has sprung.