It is officially Spring in my book: I found my first blooming flowers out and around the house on Sunday,
and I hung out my first batch of laundry of the year!
Things are starting to green up nicely. Here are some of the native flowers I planted out front last summer.
Not everything fared so well, though, I'm afraid. This is my poor sand cherry. Looks like something made a right thorough meal of it over the winter. All my other young trees and shrubs made it through the winter without rodent damage, but on Sunday I noticed that the sand cherry was not so lucky. Some of those chew marks are three feet above the ground!!! Now, I know we had more snow that folks around here are used to, but we didn't have three feet of snow! It must've been buried in the snow I shoveled off the deck. I'm not sure it's going to make it...only time will tell.
And this morning there's a towhee scratching under the feeder outside my office window. It's another bright and sunny day, but the 70+ degree weather from the weekend is gone...we are at a brisk 40-something with a chill wind this morning.