The goldfinches have almost completely molted.
I shot this picture just as he was taking flight.
Buds on the Bradford Pear.
I believe this is muscari coming up.
Daffodils are up and have noticeable buds.
The hollyhock that I grew last year is up, I'm looking forward to seeing it bloom this year.
Another sign of spring here, is that the kids from next door and their friends are cutting across my yard to get to the playground, they just walk right over my flower beds. I noticed today that they are trampling the plants that are coming up and have even stepped on the small viburnum shrubs. The maddening thing is that first of all they are teens, not little children, and secondly I have asked them several times already not to cut through my yard, but they do it anyway. SO RUDE! I'm seriously thinking about a hedge of thorny roses. Sorry for the rant but this frustrates me to no end.
Another tulip coming up beside a plant that has apparently heaved out of the ground during the winter.
A large bird flying overhead this morning caught my attention.
On another note, the house sparrows have diminished in number since I stopped using the cheaper bird seed. I don't mind feeding a few of them, but I didn't like the crowd I was attracting before.
I also bought a bird house and am watching to see if it will be occupied. I sure hope so. I've been seeing the birds frolicking and mating, maybe soon a couple will be house hunting and use my nesting box. That will be a sure sign of spring.