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Getting a glimpse of spring

Here in New York we are beginning to believe the winter will never end. We missed Punxsutawney Phil's Groundhog Day message earlier this month because the regular coverage was pre-empted by the news of yet another snow storm. But, rejoice. I have news of spring. This morning, as I walked through still mostly snow-covered Central Park I spotted the first green shoots of what will soon be a blooming crocus. There, amidst the long brown leaves of last fall, were the unmistakable signs that somehow through that frozen earth, spring would not be denied. I will go back to look again soon. For where there are crocuses, there often soon daffodils and lilies of the valley. They are a hearty bunch these soldiers on the front lines of spring. Determined to conquer the dark and cold. And willing to withstand winters last onslaughts.

Just a minute. I'm Harry Smith, CBS News.