waking up from winter sleep

Spring is on its way. One does not think it, with the sudden cold,wet, windy weather. Snowdrops, crocous, and daffodils are out. Struggling not to be blown over by the strong gale force winds. But the biggest surprise in our gardenis the flowering Aloe Vera tree. Surviving in the outside in our Irish climate seems like a miracle,never mind producing a flower during the Irish winter.