- a row of
cherry trees(edit: plum trees; they’re botanically related, in the Prunus family, though plums bloom first) in bloom up the street; they began showing color practically overnight (definitively within the past 24 hours)
- star magnolias in bloom
- saucer magnolias with blossoms swollen provocatively
- quite possibly the weirdest weather pattern, with foreboding clouds, warning sirens and forks of lightning followed by a gorgeous blue sky; today’s 70 degrees giving way to tomorrow’s 45
- and Rob making the first pass over the lawn with the mower after work.