Finally! Signs of Spring. Here are two beautiful early blue Crocus flowers in the sun. Today it was 57 degrees F. This was a picture of my thermometer in the earlier part of the day, and it was even in the shade! We haven't seen those numbers for months!
Walking around the garden I saw an early yellow Crocus, and
clumps of snowdrops. Over the years, I have transplanted their bulbs so that
they make a boarder all avound the back garden. Depending upon the exposure to the sun, different sections bloom at different times.
Seeing the snowdrops gives one hope that the snow is finally over, but they do grow through snow.
These early crocus bulbs bloom right through the leaves and twigs that collect in the winter.
Just a week or so, the Canada Geese were pushing away the snow under my bird feeding tree.
The driveway was covered in ice and snow.
The snow is gone, they fly in from the park and wander in the back.
Sometimes there can be as many as 14 geese pecking around. OK, I do feed them wild bird seed, but it is very interesting watching their antics and their habits.
Over the winter there were at least 4 or 5 pairs of Cardinals at the feeders. Here is one male singing his heart out, today in the walnut tree.
A few more days like this and these daffodil buds will explode into saggy pom-poms.
This is a special yellow Rhododendron that was new last year. It looks like it made it through the winter, and will bloom.
A Montauk Daisy has sprouts that will grow out and bloom in August.
I will keep looking for more signs of life and growth.