Did you ever see little snowdrops forcing their unstoppable way through inches of snow? No matter how cold or fierce the weather forecast is, those snowdrops just keep popping up: powerful, unstoppable, full of promise of better and warmer times.
And at the same time you will hear:
"Nah, winter will take a turn for the worst yet."
As if positive glimpses are not to be trusted and should be covered with even worse forecasts.
"I see a few green shoots of economic recovery" - Barones Vadera