60 F and a balmy wind. Red leaf buds on the box elder tree--visible from the window over the kitchen sink--a welcome view.
Soft grey fuzzies on the goat willow tree
More of the bursting buds on the box elder.
Iris have leapt from their mid-winter crouch in the upper perennial bed.
Spring--so longed for--and so brief a season before the humid heat of summer.