Friday morning we had flurries because of course we did, but today it’s a perfect spring day.
My bluebells* are blooming along with the hyacinth and daffodils. Last summer I kept seeing flashes of yellow flying into the pine tree across the street, so I hung a finch feeder in January and have been waiting to see them. A few weeks ago I started seeing what I thought were juvie goldfinches or some males without their summer yellow feathers, so I’ve been waiting and sure enough, now I’m seeing cute lil yellow birbs along with the lil red house finches.
If you’re in an area with seasonality, is it spring yet where you live? Are you in “false spring” aka lure you into planting things only to have snow or freezing temps ruin your plans? Are you already in hot weather?
*Virginia bluebells are a spring ephemeral plant, which means they show up, bloom when basically nothing else is doing anything worthwhile, and then go dormant as your other plants come in. Anyways, if you have a plant nursery with a good native to your area plant selection, I highly recommend planting some spring ephemerals (in the fall) to brighten up your landscape. Also they have fun names like trout lilies, Dutchman’s breeches, bloodroot, etc.