Living as I do on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast, I have the opportunity to garden nearly year round. Most months of every year are spent in gardening activities with the exception of July, August and September, when it is too damn hot to do anything more than the absolute minimum (watering). Even so, when those glorious 70 degrees days in February roll around, I find myself waiting impatiently for blossoms to show themselves. When that happened this year, I decide that I could not wait and went to work in the barn. The following images are the result of that impatience.