It almost feels like it’s safe to say that spring is really here.
The first of the flowers, like this bold daffodil, are finally opening their buds.
The smallest patches of colour are emerging.
Some are very tiny and hard to find. This periwinkle flower is the first and only of its flock to emerge at the moment.
Some are more showy and arrive in multitudes like this one-of-millions forsythia bloom.
This wild violet is tucked in with a batch near the hedge.
And this kale, along with a couple of others of its kind, seemed to overwinter successfully and has started setting up new, tasty leaves.
Even the ants seem confident that they won’t get washed out with snow melt and have opened their doors wide.
Here’s to spring and opening the doors wide.