I hope it is! It's been warm here in Wake Forest, NC recently, and there are signs all around!
The trees all have their blooms starting, and I'm most thankful that the large American Elm in our backyard is blooming. It had a rough year last year with the drought conditions, the extreme heat, and then me accidentally putting a bunch of lime at the base of it! I think it's making it...
We also saw some nymphs in our creek, here's one now. Anyone have any ideas on who this is? I've got a couple of leads out on it, but no answer yet. One thinks it may be a mayfly nymph, but I don't know. There were about 100 or so of them in 4-6 inches of clean gently water, on the sandy
bottom only. Not on the rocks, just on the sand.
We also saw a salamander in our creek. Fun! Don't know much about them, except I used to find them in a creek when I was a kid in Mauldin, SC. Some kinda fun!
And I heard chorus frogs today at Horse Creek. Saw some daffodils blooming on a drive, and then some fosythia bushes in full bloom.
We got out in the yard and raked up all the leaves, weeded the gardens, and geneally enjoyed our yard! Our oldest daughter got some of our discarded iris bulbs (those things multiply so fast!) and put them in her little "garden" in the back that her grandfather built for her.
And one of my favorite signs of spring: we have these two unkown species of grass that come up in through the pine straw in our back yard and bloom. One has white flowers and one has violet colored flowers. Right now they are just clumps of grass, but soon...I'll try to get a series of pictures as they develop. They are some of my favorites after all!
And I can't wait for the large purple wild violets on to the right of our house and the small delicate white ones on the left...yay spring!