I stand corrected. Those little balls on the holly bush were not immature holly berries, they were . . . flowers!!! As my little one and I walked towards the preschool entrance we noticed that our favorite bush was covered in flowers. Yes, sweet little white blossoms! Oh, I felt so silly, and happy at the same time. Now are the holly berries going to come next? I was so sure! But it makes sense, flower first then fruit. Seems so simple, but I've just not been paying attention to these things. When the red berries do appear on this bush now I will be able to say, "Remember in the spring after all that rain? The sun came out and the flowers popped open!"