That of course means yesterday was the last day of winter. Fittingly, yesterday the snow melted away and revealed some small flowers which had been buried by the recent snow.
Here are a number of photos of Bittercress from before the snow.
Bittercress flowers are small enough to be easily missed while watching for signs of spring.
Hepatica - another early spring flower, nor is it as unusual and smelly as Skunk Cabbage, but all of these flowers are a welcome sight in the spring.
Bittercress gets the name "Shotweed" from its explosive seed dispersal system. In about a month the Bittercress will have gone to seed and any disturbance of the plant stalks will cause a "rain" of small yellow seeds. In a few weeks I hope to post more about Shotweed's explosive seed dispersal system.