Have a look at what others have noticed this week:
Maggie at Farmers Wife Day by Day
Karen at Random Reflections
This week what I most noticed while cleaning up winter's debris in my garden, was the willingness of the spring bulbs to push through what I had yet to clean up. Tulips in my garden are often the first to push through with the large alliums & bearded iris follow. My daffodils seem to hold back to be sure it's safe to come & bloom. I am only too glad to see these shoots coming on strong. I will not see it as a reproach on my tardiness in getting things tidied up (col).
The first is the tulip growing up through a hollow stem from a daylily - amazing
The second is the giant allium pushing through the leaves & now the leaves provide a sort of skirt.
And lastly is the bearded iris pushing through the leaves.
Truly I can now say, welcome spring, you are most longed for in your true arrival.
"She wore her yellow sun-bonnet, She wore her greenest gown; She turned to the south wind And curtsied up and down. She turned to the sunlight And shook her yellow head, And whispered to her neighbor: "Winter is dead.” AA Milne