Spring must be in the air. The male goldfinches are starting to turn a kind of scruffy lemon color. This makes me happy. And despite the fact that it snowed last week, it is glorious out today. This also makes me happy.

And my valiant lilac pulled back, regrouped, and put out another leaf. (The first was almost a month ago during a warm snap, and was promptly frozen off.) You have to admire the stubbornness of plants.

Following the loss of my bulbs to those bastard squirrels, I put in some columbine and hellebore. We’ll see how it goes…

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