Stu offered to send some rain, to help with the wildfires that were burning in our part of the world. He did better than that. He sent us snow! That's being a good friend. Hunky Husband had told me to expect snow over-night; but, I could hardly believe him. He was right!
The only flowers that we have abloom are the Daffodils, Narcissi, Ice Plant, and Creeping Phlox (our tulips are about ready to bloom). Since the Ice Plant and Creeping Phlox are under the snow, I'll show how well hidden are the Daffodil and Narcissus blooms, and then when they are out of hiding five hours later. The forked stick will someday be a Catalpa tree.
I had wanted to post about the unusually early spring we were having 1/2 a month ago, but was just too wrapped up in volunteer work. Here are a couple of the photos that I took on March 11, 2016 showing trees abloom at least four or five weeks earlier than normal.
We had a little, female Downy woodpecker (no photo) fly into the sliding glass door in our breakfast room, last evening. It was quite the impact! When I checked out the noise, she was all spread out on the porch floor - panting heavily, but otherwise looking like a goner. An hour later, she had picked herself up, fluffed herself up, and flown off. What a pleasant surprise!