My hellebores have buds!
I know hellebores usually do bloom in mid-winter in England. It's why they are sometimes called Christmas Rose. But mine here in western PA usually have enough sense to wait for spring. Our unusually mild winter, though, has apparently convinced them that they're in a completely different zone!
People used to think that flowers which bloomed outside their season were bad luck. In fact, even dreaming about certain posies outside of their natural season was a bad omen. Probably because disease was thought to spread more rapidly when the weather was unusually warm. ("A green Christmas means a full graveyard.") Which was no doubt true if people got out and around more because of the balmy temperatures. But I'll consider it bad luck if everything blooms early, and we have a bare Easter!