I am back from the daily walk. The tree I stopped at last week, where I searched the branches for buds has bloomed. It, and the three like it grouped nearby, fizzed pink as I turned the corner to the back field. Spring! It feels a little early, but some of the plants, including my crocuses, seem to think it's time. Yesterday afternoon as I looked over the beginning results of last fall's bud planting, a fat bumblebee came exploring the new flowers as well. Yay!