Early March, with snow on the ground, isn't usually the time for flowers in Michigan so I enjoyed seeing Witch Hazel in bloom last weekend at the Kalamazoo Nature Center. The flowers were very small but fragrant.
I teach economics at Kalamazoo College. My wife is also an economist. We were on sabbatical in Europe for the 2014-15 academic year. (Salamanca, Spain, followed by Oxford, UK.) We were in Uruguay for the 2006-7 academic year.