The dog and I spent a good portion of the morning out in the yard checking on everything. There appear to be more irises in my yard than there are stars in the night sky. Every time I turn around, an iris seems to be pushing up from some flower bed. It’s going to be something to behold.
The dog and I noticed a few of the daffodils we planted in the front bed seem to be poking up, so we went out to the front ditch to see if we could see any of those (you’ll recall that I planted the vast majority of the daffodils all along that ditch, in my yard). And there were some very early, tiny sprouts in some places, if you know where to look. I don’t know what will happen if the winter continues to be this mild. Will the daffodils bloom very, very early or does the sun somehow play into it? Our lawn, for instance, remains unfooled by the mild weather. It is still mostly dormant and brown. Maybe the daffodils need to just get a tip above ground to see that it’s not quite time.
I checked on the crocuses and saw no sign of them yet.
We did find one daffodil bulb in the yard and the dog played with it for a good twenty minutes, tossing it in the air, losing it in the grass, and basically just running around like a wild woman.