We finally had a day of blue skies but are back to clouds and more rain to come. I think we've been having one or two days of sunshine for every five of rain most of the spring. I know that will help in the long run, particularly this summer if it dries up.
I'll admit I hate seeing the blue skies returning to gray so soon. Never thought that would happen. I longed for rain so long that it's taken a full year of adequate rainfall for me to finally have had enough when the rainy days are out numbering the clear ones by far.I was wondering why so many of my dogwood blossoms are damaged. At first I thought it was the extreme cold in early march after they started budding. Then I realized the cardinals are eating the flowers. Cracked me up that the state bird of NC is eating the state flowers of NC.
Nice to see the Japanese Maples leafing out in their fiery glory. They are so beautiful to me.
Several more tulips have popped up although only red ones so far. I also have white and yellow tulips and in another part of my garden I have some lavender ones.
I continue to have more and more narcissus popping up. I have about eight different varieties of narcissus and several varieties of daffodils. They have staggered when they emerged more than usual.