The peach tree responds to the sustained warmth and the blossoms open ... an invitation to the bees to take the next step in the fruiting process. And I choose to live in hope - for warmth and fruit this year - and if not this year, then next year.
Gardening means taking risks. I might plant a flower the day before a hail storm - or a freeze. But if I don't plant the flower, then I am stuck in a life without flowers.