Forsythia, in bloom, Chicago, December 10, 2008
It was a mild day and I snuck outside to clean up the remaining leaves but what to my eyes did appear but a most unusual sight : Forsythia in bloom. In December. In Chicago. Well I never!
The warmth of early December has long given way to temperatures more like January and a few snow and ice storms to add to the misery.
But I was cheered, even for a fleeting moment, to see the bright yellow Forsythia enjoying its last hurrah before Spring.