With Spring just a few days away and another zero degree night in store for us, it was a comfort to know at least someone is getting a taste of Spring: the Flemish! My daughter sent this picture over the weekend. She is a Plant Science major at Cornell University (the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree!) and is studying abroad in the Netherlands this semester very near the Belgium border. A long weekend brought her to the historic medieval city of Bruges. There in the city is a monastery established in 1240. The buildings surround a courtyard filled with daffodils. So much hope!