Early spring flowers can handle below freezing evenings but when the temperatures drop 15 degrees below freezing there is usually some damage.
I had some bird seed left from when I fed the birds during our last little snow, so I helped them out during the big temperature fluctuations. The squirrel above got in on the free food.
I'm glad the Japanese Magnolia still has some small buds because some of the buds that were further along have turned brown.
We've had a lot of gray days so I relish the blue when it comes.
Everywhere I look there are signs of spring.
I love it when I catch a shot of the carolina wrens because they usually move too fast for me.
The warbler blended into the deck but its yellow marking makes it stand out.
The cardinals are beginning to perch in their favorite spring spots and sing out, I assume, for a mate.
I love the quilted look of the sky.
There are a lot of male cardinals in my trees.
The little birds in the next shot are pretty well hidden.
I'll end with some more male cardinals dotting the tree like flowers.