Some quotes on buds.
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin
“Life opens millions of flowers without forcing the buds, reminding us not to force anything, for things happen perfectly in time.” Unknown
“Gather the flowers, but spare the buds.” Andrew Marvell
“If nothing beats a Bud, given the choice, I'd take the nothing” Unknown.
“Hopeful is how I'd put it. January was warmer than I would have liked. But the buds are still tight and closed, so that's a good sign.” Ben Smith