Signs of the season
Observed were our first anole and our first, and it's to be hoped last, giant grasshopper of the season. We have more single jonquils than in many years, with no sign of bud blast. Their sharp color stars when the sky is overcast and before it's truly dark. We're beginning to enjoy our own spring snowflakes (leucojum), which are always later than the ones next door. Appearing for the first time in years is a yellow cyclamineus narcissus, name unknown for certain, though I know we did once have some Jack Snipe.