More signs of spring in my yard:
The peach tree, which just this weekend didn't even appear to be considering blooming anytime soon, has adorned herself in a lovely new pink frock!
Down the street in the yard on the corner:
And across the street, juuuuust beginning to break buds:
Yay! It's like the end of Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, when the Forest Spirit re-inhabits the brown, dead land and you see the gradual creep of green become more and more colorful and lush on the faraway hillsides. I'm not trying to rub my northern pals' nose in it -- I'm just sending encouragement to the troops behind enemy lines that reinforcements really ARE on the way!