Here are some pictures of the earliest flowers of the season. This is my favorite time of year -- when the sun is soft, the wind catches your hair, and the world is green. I suggest listening to Ben Whishaw's reading of Keats' "Ode to a Nightingale" while looking at these pictures.
Mackenzie's Momma -- Aww I miss chicks! How did the party go?
Tracie -- Your adoration of Tumnus made my day! I'm glad others think he's as adorable as we do. I hope you saved the picture for your background ;) Alex took that picture of him when he was a baby and perfectly captured his gentle personality. In this video of the chickens, you can see grown up Tumnus watching me curiously.