A big surprise was this cluster of daffodils, with buds already showing.
And a bright purple crocus bud, just about ready to burst into bloom.
And this little beauty, already fully opened:
Moving around the yard, I found our river birch shedding it's bark.
And then I noticed something that I did not want to see. It's not easy to spot from this photo, but you can see the dark, meandering lines in the grass. These are mouse trails, made under the snow. They go right up to the house, to the dryer vent. Which does not have a screen. I bought a screen, but Walker didn't think we needed to use it. It's on now. I just hope Mickey Jr has not taken up residence in our basement.