This morning’s rain did not last long. It was the first precipitation (except for the odd frozen snowflake) that we’ve had for weeks. We had a few days of really lovely warm weather (although freezing at night) then it got cold again. The winds have been really bad all winter, and very cold these last 2 months.
But things are moving despite the conditions.
Jacob’s Ladder (named for the “rungs” on the leaves) is out.
Soopolallie bushes are loaded with their tiny green blossoms. (This is a male bush. Female flowers are less fuzzy.)
The dwarf birch is always the first to show green leaves
The cottonwood buds are much more spiky
When the rain stopped, I went for a walk in the cool, sweet-smelling air, and was rewarded with the first misty clouds of spring green.