Where I live, in zone 4, the ground is frozen solid for at least 4 months of the year. So by late March or early April, I’m outdoors daily, looking for signs of spring.
What a joy it is to see the first snowdrops and crocus poking up through the frozen earth. How do they do it? Not only is the soil still hard as a rock, but one day there’s nothing at all and the next day there are flowers and honeybees.