Last year, I posted a picture of the earliest buds here on March 3rd. And the first flower pictures appear here on March 15th.
We seem to be a little behind this year. Here are some sprouts coming up, just uncovered by the melt. Of course, the weeds are already getting a good start, too, as you can see.
One of the other things I look for in spring is the ways that some of the trees start coming out of dormancy and get their tips going.
This is a picture of one of my pine trees, getting ready for spring!