After I got home from Mexico I got a cold.  The next day it snowed enough to stick at my house (melted away that same afternoon but it still counts) and it has basically been raining constantly for the last week.  And even though it’s cold and wet, the plants know Spring is here!!  And boy do they like to show their excitement…

Peony...and inside was...
...this little bumblebee gathering pollen.
This bed of peony plants is plush with blooms.
Blooms like this one, covered in the memory of last nights rain.
Our first Magnolia blossoms! So exciting to see them!
Another Magnolia blossom.