The birds are singing louder and louder.
There are still mornings when I have to get ice out of the bird baths when they freeze overnight.
But there's no stopping spring.
More and more American Robins are making their presence known.
They are starting to forage on the ground.
The male cardinal below was hanging out with the robins.
I've even spotted a few azalea buds but hopefully most of them will be slower about getting to this phase. These varieties of azaleas set their tiny buds in the fall but they are usually barely visible until much later in spring. Sometimes this bush blooms in mid to late April but most of my azaleas don't bloom until May.
The forsythia blooms is a welcome sign of spring.
Periwinkle blossoms are one of the early spring flowers that don't mind some frost, unlike azaleas which do better when they bloom after the last frost which is usually mid to late April here.