Burst Into Spring
These ended up in no particular order. The duck is the male that wintered over with his mate. During the snow and ice, they got very hungry and discovered they could walk around the house and wait on our front porch. As soon as they saw one of us, they begged. We ended up with a food bowl for them by the porch.
The delicate white flowers that drip down from the branches are a native Indian Plum. They are the first buds and flowers to appear. They usually arrive the middle of January, this year they were about 5 weeks late.
The daffodils are the miniature Tete-a-tey variety that can’t wait to beat the others every year. Three types of plum trees are in various stages of bud to bloom.
It is fitting that today is the first day of spring 2014.