Finally!! I took our traveling bus down to the garage to get it worked on, and a friend from there drove me back to the house. As we pulled into the driveway, I saw (on a south-facing slope) several honeybees at work in the newly-blooming crocuses. The conversation stopped abruptly and I got out of the car and sprinted to the house for my camera. Don’t know if I even thanked him for the ride home.
Got some reasonable shots, but the joy… Spring is coming. Bees are back at work. Things are good!
For the record, that crocus is a Crocus tommasinianus ‘Roseus’