waiting impatiently for spring
Buds are starting to push for spring. Very little is actually in flower yet save the elms, that were caught by the snow. The quince is full of fat buds, with a few somewhat open. Some dandelions and peppergrass, and a little yellow dandelion-tribe composite with narrow cylindrical non-spreading flowers, 8-inch tall stems over a rosette. In town at 610 yesterday I saw henbit, but none here at the Ridge yet. The chickasaw plum bushes have little round buds a couple of mm in diameter. Oak buds are noticeably swelling at the tips of the twigs. I am not the only one ready for spring to get here! Still, the average last frost is three weeks yet, so better not get overconfident.