Disclaimer to Sarah and Al: Sorry. I'm really not just trying to rub in the fact that you live in the arctic. At least you have beer and cheese there.
But seriously - take a look at our tree! These buds that have been on the tree since we moved in (last June) are finally starting to open. I think we have a magnolia on our hands. Who knew we were moving to the south? It's a little hard to see in the picture but there actually a whole bunch of pink petals peeking out from all over the tree.
I will award myself 1 alliteration point for "pink petals peeking."