This post is for all those still under winter conditions especially for Shari in Colorado. Here's some green! I have lots of hickory and oak trees in the yard. Here's looking up and one closeup of a lower limb. This Old Hickory is a real survivor. It has been topped by hurricanes and struck by lightning! Still going strong. More trees against the sky. Once they leaf out,I'm in the shade for the summer. Here's Murphy. It's the old metal desk that was suppose to be a potting bench. The evergreen that over hangs it has white flowers. Can't remember name. Some new growth on a boxwood An old wagon with birdhouse and sedum moss. Oakleaf hydrangea. A red azalea. Below are a few of the last remaining blooms. Red blooming dogwood was hit by a last frost. The Bridal Veil spirea is a old planting from my Grandparents day. The red camellia has a few last blooms. One wisteria has support of sorts. You see it with sky as background. The other wisteria had early and often pruning and stands free as a bush or small tree. My chickens enjoy sand bathing underneath and shade later in the year. Picture is one of 3 leghorns. I call them Faith, Hope and Grace. Can't tell them apart! The rooster is a Rhode Island red cross called Charlie Horse. Last I have the Lady Bankshire rose. She has struggled in my sandy yard but manages to survive year to year. This year is one of the few times she has bloomed.