The birds are sporadically working on nests in the birdhouses. I found sticks all over the deck after the last wind. I think it was part of a nest because I also found a dead baby bird under a tree - it almost looked like some type of woodpecker. Made me sad that the poor birds are even struggling with this weather.
Tete-a-tetes splattered in mud.
I'm so glad I built up this bed recently. The dirt next to it is so soggy I'm not sure the plants would survive.
Bleeding Hearts are slowly but surely coming up.
Hellebore 'Cotton Candy' raised it's face to the sun.
One Camellia 'Marie Bracey' is open, the rest of the buds are tightly closed.
Winter Hazel 'Buttercup' survived the move last fall and is starting to bloom.
Grape Hyacinths are coming up everywhere.
Flowering Currants are behind right now. They are usually in full bloom with hummingbirds fighting over them.
The variegated Rhododendron still has flowerbuds, hoping it will finally bloom this year.
A lone daffodil thinking about blooming.
Pieris and Violas blooming despite the weather.
Blackthorn was anxious to get out of his hutch and play for awhile. He loves being pet and flops all around his hutch looking for attention. Poor guy has barely had a chance to get some exercise.
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