There are leaves emerging, and flowering shrubs blooming and things popping out of the ground.
The native dogwoods are beginning to bloom.
The Oregon Grape and Viburnum burkwoodii are highly fragrant and fill the air with their sweet scent.
The native purple wood violets are popping up and beginning to bloom.
Fancy trillium and pulmonaria.
Podophyllum, May Apple, is emerging.
And that is just what I can see from my front window. Around the yard, spring beauty is spreading.
Freely seeding violas, once confined to a patio pot, have escaped and are blooming in the patio seams.
Bright new leaves on the bonsai maple.
Grape hyacinths and chives.
The espaliered apple trees are sprouting leaves. It remains to be seen how much they bloom this year.
Native flowering red currant.
New leaves on the red leaf Japanese maple.
Tender shoots of bleeding heart.
So much beginning to erupt.
The first hostas emerging.
Fat stalks of meadow rue pushing up.
A martagon lily erupting.
Golden Japanese Forest Grass and grape hyacinths.
Tom has corralled the golden hop. He says it is growing a foot a day.
Native wood sorrel, Oxalis, bubbles up under the cedar tree.
The Mouse plant, Arisarum proboscideum, is hatching little mousies.
The sword ferns will soon send forth their fiddle heads.
I am startled by Spring! It is glorious.