In contrast, there were finally unmistakable signs of spring. A Red Maple just in from 218th Street and Indian Road is now in bloom.
|Red Maple © Joseph DiCostanzo|
And the buds on some bushes and vines in the woods are swelling and bursting open.
|© Joseph DiCostanzo|
But the most obvious sign that April and spring are finally here was the blooming of the daffodils. Most have not opened their flowers yet, but in a few warm, sheltered spots that catch the morning sun, the flowers are out.
|daffodils and fly © Joseph Dicostanzo|
|Mourning Doves © Joseph DiCostanzo|
[AFTERNOON UPDATE: In the afternoon when Ann and I walked around the soccer field, there was a female Red-breasted Merganser in the shallow bay - another holdover from the winter.