Star Magnolia in the backyard.
Maybe I should rake up the leaves I didn't rake last year. The irises in front of the house are looking hopeful, but also need to be raked out.
My daffs are blooming a little later than those down the street, where there's more sun. Soon there will also be tulips.
Ah, Forsythia. I meant to force some a few weeks ago. This is just as good.
You can't see it in this picture, but I just put the screen on the front door and hoisted the porch swing onto its hooks. Now I need to sweep up the debris from the woodpile. It's not quite time to move the last of the wood off the porch--I'm betting I'll still need to make a few fires to take the chill off the house. After all, it's only April.