The days are getting longer… Green shoots are coming out of the ground. It is fun to step out into the yard and see a flower blooming at the end of February.
Snow crocuses on February 27th in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.
All over the yard daffodil shoots are coming up. These ones near the north side of the house are the tallest.
I hear new bird calls in the yard each day, and sometimes I don’t recognize the calls. This week I noticed these birds in the yard: robins, cardinals, black-capped chickadees, mourning doves, and even a white breasted nuthatch, which I could not get a good picture of for this post. The sandhill cranes continue to fly north over our neighborhood.