Signs of Spring

  • kids in the bumper boats at Hinkle Family Fun Center
  • first hummingbird, sitting on the power line in the backyard (2005: April 16; 2007: May 2)
  • first bloom on the Harrison’s rose (yesterday, exact same date as first bloom last year)
  • first of the main purple iris bloom in the front yard, over the last couple of days
  • my sister, stretched out on the lounge chair in the backyard in the sun, reading a mystery

When I have some time, I’ll track down the spring-to-date climate data. It’s been dry here in Albuquerque, that much is for certain.

update: Another one I forgot: the big ants by the driveway are out.