For those of us who love reptiles, Winter is especially challenging. We don’t get to see our beloved and inspiring creatures, as they are in a state of brumation. We miss their presence. We look forward to Spring so very much! We occasionally get a glimpse on a warm day, when they may come up for air and sun. For the most part, though, they are invisible. I recently had a sweet reminder of approaching Spring when a flower appeared! In the middle of Winter, in a pot of soil, when I thought a plant was dead and gone, new life appeared and bloomed! Pink, fragrant flowers reminded me that the promise of Spring is not too far away! Days are getting longer. Soon, alligators and turtles will again be seen basking on pond shores! Then, we will get our periodic dose of joy and ancient magic from a gator sighting or a turtle glimpse! These gifts from our Creator keep us going! As I am typing this, a rainbow has appeared in the sky in front of me! It’s another reminder of a promise from Above. I am cheered and comforted by it.