A beautiful Red Admiral was sipping from the Rosemary bushes at the front door.
So was a bumble bee!
Out in the woods, the Miner's lettuce is popping up in shady spots and seeps, the only places it can survive in this dry weather.
The Elderberries are covered in buds that are closed up tight, as though they suspect more cold weather could be coming.
The Buckeye is much less cautious.
Here's a Checkerspot baby trying to nibble on some wild honeysuckle. The wasp wants to nibble on him!
|'Pillow Fight' shrub rose thinks it's a vine.|
Dormant roots are waking up.
Buds are swelling and some are even cracking open a little.
Trees are beginning to bloom.
And insects are everywhere.
|Checkerspot larva basking in the sun.|
|Ladybugs in the Yarrow.|
All these things cheer me up more than I can say. Still no rain, though. Today I'll be watering everything well. I'll wash a few windows. I may even wash my car. Anything to appease those stingy Rain Gods.