Colder temps bit hard last week, but a walk around the yards to see "what's up" proves spring is breaking out of winter's tight grip.
This forsythia is blooming bright at the corner of the front yard. I love their cheerful yellow and have at least 6 others scattered around our grounds.
The flowering almond's tight buds are rosy-tinged right now, but will soon open into puffs of cotton-candy pink. This bush is probably 50 years old, maybe more!
The Weeping Willow has leaves and some sort of bud that I don't recall seeing before, though surely it has appeared in years past.
A tulip pokes its strong points out of the bed I planted 12 of them in last November. I'm looking forward to the orangy-golden blooms the photos on the bulb bag promised.
And Easter Lilys bloom in clumps along the edge the old coke cooler.
All these signs of spring have me in a gardening state of mind! Next post I'll share "what's up" in the garden.