I love this time of year. Spring has sprung and the worst excesses of the winter weather are a distant memory and harbingers of warmer times abound. I particularly love the short season of the daffodils. They are everywhere; long yellow ribbons along the sides of the roadways, peeping out in gardens in sharp contract to the bare-branched shrubs and clusters clumped around the bases of majestic trees. Sadly they do ‘haste away so soon’.