I have been keeping an eye on one of the two sycamores on the south side of the house, since one of them has retained a single leaf through the winter, attached to the tip of its topmost branch. I can’t imagine how the tree has been able to hold on to its stem for so long, in spite of some very windy days. I made this shot of it just a few days ago, and noticed just yesterday that it had finally let it go.
Also yesterday, I presented one of the three daffodils that had started to unfold. Today no fewer than 14 have opened fully and another dozen are ready to join them. What a difference a day makes! We have a good chance of some rain later today, and that should help the others to come into their glory in short order as well. We are hoping so very much that the rain will come—it has been so very dry here!