A hint to a prelude to a precursor of Spring
Well, it's a long way off, particularly here on the coast, but there are some signs that there will be a spring this year. When it gets around to it.
Jane mentioned that her maple buds were just maybe swelling a little, and I'm seeing that the goldfinches are getting some white in their tail feathers and a touch of yellow on the body.
And some of the hellebores are showing buds! This is the Hellebore "Blackthorn Strain".
And I think this is a little Hellebore "Green Heron" that I just planted last year (unless the squirrels mixed up the tags).
I know the buds won't open for a while, but they weren't there a few weeks ago.
Anybody else see signs of spring?