Happens every year about this time. Snows one day and two days later it’s 70 degrees. Today was glorious and things continue to wake up. Budding, buzzing and if not foolin’ around, then certainly thinking about it. The bluebirds are out in abundance. (male and female Eastern Bluebird, male eastern Bluebird and Yellow-rumped Warbler and male Eastern Bluebird and Downy Woodpecker).
Plants are starting to come alive too. There are buds on the native azaleas and the woods poppies are beginning to leaf out.
Some plants overwintered in the basement with grow lights. The Limequat is having its leaves cleaned since in the artificial environment the plant, because of the presence of aphids, gets sooty mold. Outside, aphids have natural predators. Ridding the plant of the sooty mold allows the leaves to do their job of photosynthesis and respiration and makes the plant much healthier.