The rain washed most of the petals off the magnolia, so the ground under it is now carpeted with a fabulous tapestry of rose and cream, but the pear tree in the back yard is in blossom now (I hope it's a fruiting pear. If it is, pear butter in the late summer!) and everything in the garden is up--leeks, carrots, radishes (like gangbusters), arugula, peas, lettuce, beets, collards, broccoli, onions. The strawberries are setting fruit. In two weeks, the tomato seedlings and the rest of the herbs go in, and also the corn, squash, sunflowers, eggplant, and so on. Yes, I am bouncing with delight.
Somebunny ate one of my collard plants. Ah well. I can spare it.