We've had flowers blooming for quite awhile, all of my daffodils have bloomed and faded, and now the freesia is beginning to bloom. There may be more out there, but I haven't looked closely.
From my kitchen window I've noticed a new set of lovebirds (actually finches) are building a nest under the patio awning, and the hummingbird, or one of her offspring from the last three years, is rebuilding the nest. I find it fascinating that it/they keep using the previous year's nest as the base for the new one. Last year's was pretty much torn apart by inclement weather over the winter, but enough was still there to be added onto.
Spring is probably my most favorite season of all. Fresh and green with beautiful flowers, lawns that begin to need mowing, and chattering birds galore. These trees, I believe they are ornamental pear, I find exceptionally pretty as the young green leaves first start appearing while the clusters of white flowers are still on the tree. Our neighbor also has one of which the branches hang over our fence, but these were taken in a parking lot where I was headed for an MRI on my neck and upper back yesterday.
|ornamental pear (I think)|
|I'm not sure if this one is the same, it doesn't have much for leaves yet if it is.|