In winter flower blooms usually cheer me up beautifully. I like to see the tulips at the local market or at the florist shop.
But the one thing that cheer me up even more is when I see the very first buds on the Forsythia. They are the first ones to bloom announcing that spring is around the corner.
I like to cut the twigs that start to shoot out, and put in vases with hot water (about 95F). In a day or two, … or more if cut too early, they bloom inside the house ancitipating that air of spring that we like so much during the first months of the year.
I call these the little joys of life.