Then we were teased with some fresh warm spring days followed by lots of cool days. It was still the right conditions to awaken the plants in the earth so they pushed through...
http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/Plants.Folder/Spicebush.html This link explains how one can use the berries, bark and leaves for all sorts of bodily remedies. It was called fever bush by the Native Americans and they used it for breaking fevers and removing toxins from the body. Fascinating. I think I'll try making a tea from it when it matures.
My absolute favorite flower, the garden floozies, peonies! They have grown significantly since this picture and I'll be sending one soon of them in full bloom. Eight of them survived and are strong. Can't wait.
As you can see in the right corner, Buddy has been following me around the yard with his newest tug-of-war rope. His other two have disappeared and I've searched the yard. I'm not sure if he took them to his friends house (our nearest neighbor with two dogs that he visits every morning) or he lost them somewhere. Anyway, he isn't subtle, he just plain wants to play 'rope'!
Make the most of your spring wherever you are.