This morning before coming to the office to grade final exams, I walked around the yard taking pictures. First, some narcissus photos; they are still stealing the show in the garden, with the early ones faded but new ones just starting to open.
The tulips are also in full bloom now. Some are being stolen for lunch by squirrels, but there are enough so far left to show their amazing colors.
Other plants that are blooming include Fritillaria meleagris (snake’s head fritillary) and Leucojum (Summer Snowflake), Polemonium (Jacob’s Ladder), fern-leaf dicentra (Burning Hearts), various primroses, and Mertensia (Virginia Bluebells). And of course pulmonaria has been blooming for quite a while already.
Elsewhere in the garden some perennials are just starting to emerge from winter slumber:
As for the birdhouse–it took a pair of tree swallows less than 12 hours to claim it. They are now busy stuffing it with straw and other things to make a nest!