I like to journal each Spring when the first blooms open. Last year, crocus bloomed out front on March 18th. This year, I discovered crocus out front and in the Bird & Butterfly garden on March 11th.
Temperatures are supposed to be warmer this week with days hovering around 60° F and nights not dipping below freezing. The bees will most likely be buzzing by the end of the week. The red-winged black birds and grackles – a sure sign of Spring – have also arrived slightly ahead of schedule last year by a few days. Last evening I gazed at the stars and viewed Mars, Jupiter and Venus. Anticipation is in the air. I'll be in the garden!