I am always happy when the magnolias start blooming. We have a very large tree in our front yard, and when in full bloom, it smells simply delicious.
This morning on our walk, we also smelled our neighbors gardenias and jasmine blooming. So many of our northern friends are so far from smelling anything right now, I thought I would share to let them know that spring will arrive...sometime soon.
I also found this photos on the camera taken about one month ago. Our beautiful family of sandhill cranes often visit in the backyard. The babies now are the size of the parents and it has been fun watching them learn from the parents such habits as preening and even flight lessons. We have a family every year and they are very tame. Golfers need to quite often wait for them to move before they can continue.