This little Trout Lily might not look like much, but it's like a ray of sunshine to me. It means that I was able to walk on my favorite trail - the Youth Start Trail - on Monday evening for the first time since the end of September. The City had closed this trail and one other to deal with the issue of the Emerald Ash Borer in a significant number of trees. Over the winter a contractor removed the Ash trees from the two trails and the Youth Start Trail is finally open - yippee!! Just in time to capture early spring blooms for my blog.