It is a week into April and it is ‘yellow’ season. We have daffodils and early tulips up, and the forsythia is fully in bloom. Our little magnolia tree looks better than it has in several years. The boxwoods are in bloom, but the blossom is small and green and hard to notice. I only notice it because on a warm midday my honeybees really seem to like it.

I am eager to have to quince in full bloom (which is just about now), because my bees really love that. The quince is about three weeks behind last year from what I remember. Walking around the property, I see that the native honeysuckle is leafing out. There has been a real explosion in the last week, but that is what happens when it is warm and sunny. A couple of days ago it was almost 90 degrees!