All of a sudden things are coming alive. The hostas (or deer snacks as we like to call them) are emerging inches a day now.
If you look closely right in the middle you can see the first of the hydrangia buds. We had no blooms last year due to the cold winter so I'm anxious to see how they made it through this year's arctic temps.
The dark pink camellia is full of buds and a few early blooms.
The light pink camellias have really put on a show. The bush itself is a little bent and spindly after the harsh winter but the flowers don't seem to care.
Last but not least, these mounds of yellow blooms are popping up everywhere. I'm not sure what they are but I look forward to seeing them return every year.