The tulips are almost gone.
Columbine are beginning to bloom,
and perennial cornflower - Centaurea montana.
A few bees have been buzzing around.
The Welsh poppies are popping.
Hostas are unfurling.
The first Arisaema has opened its pulpit.
The espaliered apple trees are blooming.
Out in that new bed, where we removed the rose tree, new growth is beginning to fill in.
Behind it our Loderi rhododendron is finally taking off, with lots of gorgeous blooms this year.
My coal scoop planter has found a place on a rock wall.There's lots of color just in new foliage, and the glass flowers are back blooming in the garden.
The secret garden is ready for sitting.
Sweet peas are up in the garden boxes. Most of the rest of the planting will wait until after the first of May.
Down on the garden deck the wisteria is slowly opening.
Some of the re-worked patio pots are in place.
Others are waiting in the green house, or outside in the heat pocket in front of the green house. Tom's vegetable and flower seedlings are back inside too since the weather turned chilly and wet this afternoon.
The driveway wall is in bloom.
On the front porch, the Lewisia are adding gorgeous color.
When I took these photos Thursday morning, we had just come back from our daily 3.5 mile walk. Yes, Tom is walking with me most days now. He decided it was good for him too.
By afternoon, the rain came and the temperature dropped to 46°. That will slow things down a bit. We can't have spring happening quite so fast here in the Pacific Northwest. The loveliness needs to linger.