It's just a lovely sight when I look out into the woods off of our deck - blooming spirea, forsythia, Red Bud, Dogwood, Loropetulum, Azaleas, our Cherry tree - and now our violas and pansies which I started from seed in November. In our shade garden, Epimedium and Celadine Poppy are blooming, solomon seal, ferns and Virginia Blue Bell are emerging along with the white and red Bleeding Hearts.
The only fly in the ointment - the dreaded "yellow stuff" (aka pine pollen) is raining down on us - but last night's rain washed much of it away. This right now is as beautiful a spring as we've ever seen when living here in NC (and that's 20 years this coming August!).
edited to add at 11:30 PM - I've yet to crawl into bed, but I did it! When I planted the Yellow Pear seedlings, I completed my tomato alphabet....and now can start on the next set of tomatoes to fill in those that find new homes from the initial transplanting.