By the 10th of February, we had 1.3" of rain for the month and a total of 8.4" for the year, 2" over normal for our region. (I blush as I write this, thinking of friends and family in West Texas and other drought-stricken areas. Don't feel neglected, though--I'm sure we'll join you later this year!)
Combined with what weathermen are calling "June-uary" weather, things have been looking green and feeling spring-y. Last Sunday Nature called, and I hopped on my trusty Kubota "go-kart" and ventured out into the sunny afternoon, accompanied by the dogs.
First, we went over to Kara's house to enjoy the view. Down by the pond, as leaky as ever, the Valentine tree is blooming red. (Some day I'll tell the story of why it's called the Valentine Tree.)