African Garden + [Great Blue Heron]

The Return of the Spring

Hey, I don't care if it does snow tonight and again tomorrow. I don't even care if we get the forecasted half foot of snow. IT'S SPRING! How can I tell? Well, the Crocus are blooming, the Eranthis/Aconites are about to bloom,

the Hepatica are in bud,

and the Mertensia and Caulophyllum thalictroides are sprouting.

But what really seals the deal is this: the Great Blue Herons have returned.

Go ahead, Snow, dump all you want. You won't last long.