What a day! And a Sunday too, with time and freedom to enjoy the outdoors. The temp has risen to the mid 70's, and a steady westerly breeze is swirling spring-like scents around Middlewood. The twang of our piney woods reminds me of my childhood in N. Florida, and all the twitters, cheeps, and birdsong could make you think this is a morning in May. Two Red-bellied Woodpeckers are tap-tap-tapping high in the trees... and how I love the whistle of Mourning Doves' wings when they fly up from the ground.
Hiked around a bit with Radu, then wandered back along the pipeline to our front woods. Found the Hellebores in full bloom, as well as Chickweed. Forsythia buds are fattening, and the Clematis beside the back door has sprouted tiny new leaves.