Crocus blooms dot portions of the lawn . . .
. . . and stand out amid the debris in the flower beds.
I'm delighted to see I have more than one clump of snowdrops--several, in fact.
The Hellebores haven't waited for me to cut back their foliage to start blooming.
'Red Lady' is rather shy.
The white ones are a little more revealing.
Near the miniature Japanese garden--still put away for the winter--the first narcissus are blooming. 'Topolino' is a miniature narcissus that is only 4-5 inches tall.
Even smaller are the Iris Reticulata, but their blooms make me so happy!
Though blooms are few on this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day, there are many more than last year, and signs of much more to come very soon. Above, the first primrose beginning to open.
Fat buds on the lilac.
Hyacinths just waiting to emerge.
Soon the small fence line will be bordered in cheery yellow daffodil blooms.
The signs of spring aren't just visual--the happy sound of birdsong awakens me in the morning, and Monday evening as I drove home after dusk, I heard hundreds of frogs all along the ditchbanks. The forecast for the rest of the week is much colder, and there is even a mention of that other "S" word, but I know that winter is truly coming to an end.
Spring--I love it!!
I am joining in with Carol of May Dreams Gardens and other bloggers across the world to celebrate spring this Garden Bloggers' Bloom Day.