Spring comes late for the Elk Valley. Across the province, the snow receded months ago and summer flowers are beginning to bud. Here in our sub-alpine climate the long wait makes the eventual burst of colour and birdsong that bit sweeter. Ducklings at the Annex Pond, leaves unfurling on the trees, the receding snowline, the chickadee-dee-dee and the click-clack of bike cleats on the steps of the Brickhouse. What’s your favourite symbol of spring? For me it’s the daffodil.