A beautiful spring-like day here in Central Illinois, but my flowers have yet to hear the wake-up call. I did discover a tulip popping up through the thick mulch of leaves in my flowerbed, but unfortunately, I had to work today and didn't have time to run to get my camera. At least now I do believe that spring is finally on its way.
I do have something else "blooming" in our cornfield, if not in the flowerbeds--Canadian geese. For the past several nights six or seven of them have landed near dusk and settled in the field. I wonder if they might be laying eggs? If so, I do hope the eggs hatch before the field work begins.
Yesterday I searched through my flowerbeds for a sign of life (I swear that tulip wasn't up yesterday!), and the only green I could find was this yarrow plant. I wouldn't be surprised, though, if this little shoot had stayed green all winter--this plant is virtually indestructible. I believe it is called "Appleblossom," and it turns a lovely shade of pink when mature. Thank goodness I planted it next to a large landscaping rock rather than my flowerbed, because it spreads rapidly and could easily overtake less hardy plants. This is my first ever "Bloom-day" blog; in fact, it's only my second blog posting. But I am excited about joining in on the fun, and I hope to have some real blooms to share the next Bloom day.