It was very exciting yesterday evening when I arrived home from work. I looked over at the maple tree where the bird feeders are and saw a whole little forest of mayapples had appeared! They hadn't been there that morning!
Eager to see what else had come up, I looked for the bloodroot I had planted last spring. I had looked for it Monday, since it was all abloom over at Nan Weston, but there wasn't even a hint of a plant. I wasn't too surprised, since the drought of last year probably took a toll on everything, but last night, I found one!
I'm so thrilled that some of my little forest plantings have taken root! There's hope for converting this part of the yard into a little woodland garden.
And as I look out the window here at work, I see a rose-breasted grosbeak at the birdfeeder!
Spring is rushing in now that some warm days have arrived (warm being 70s and 80s...not true spring warm of 50s and 60s - I fear that real spring weather is a thing of the past).