It’s here. And, it’s official because the bees have found the heather. I actually couldn’t tell whether the bees were tiny carpenter bees or some sort of wasp. I did see two honey bees with their legs thick with balls of pollen.
There are chickadees making a nest in the cherry tree. They are burrowing deeper and deeper into the stump of a cut-off branch and I find myself wondering whether they can do damage to the tree. They started this burrow from scratch. There was no woodpecker hole or any other sort of hole there before.
I couldn’t resist taking a picture of the old rose hips that hung on over the winter. But just a few feet from them are the rhododendrons. These bloom earlier than the Panas . I wish I knew the name of these rhoddies, but I don’t.