The growth in the garden over the last week seems to have been at the rate of "mile-a-minute" kudzu. The buds of the azaleas swelled and began to burst open almost overnight.
A rosebud begins to form in the morning light.
The coreopsis bloom unfurls.
Reliable dianthus, my grandson's favorite, will soon provide blooms for numerous little nosegays.
Hosta leaves appear - their shoots rolled tight at first but opening in different shades of green and white.
The shamrock was up in time for St. Patrick's day, but the blooms will come later.
The Chestnut Oak sports its long yellow-green tassels, already dispensing yellow dust over everything.
The changes in the garden that Spring brings will continue at this breakneck speed for a while yet. I just wish I could check off my garden chores list in half as speedy a fashion!