It rained today, a blustery day. I took these during a lull in the rain, though not the wind. All are around the high school grounds.
Roses by the pond are leafing out, well-ahead of any trees I've seen.
Yesterday's alder catkins are draggled in today's rain.
The swamp behind the school has a nice tangle of willow.
Silverberry is an exotic, and sometimes borders on invasive, but I have to admit I like it anyway.
The silvery mature foliage and berries make it look as if painted with a delicate brush.
White pine leaves last two years; it wears its year-old leaves through the winter,
and buds new leaves in spring. This tree's leaf buds aren't ready to break yet.
Hairy cap moss, looking like miniature trees, stays green year-round, giving it a head-start in spring.
A lot of the action in spring goes unnoticed because you'd have to look down.
This milfoil (aka yarrow) will produce large clusters of white flowers in summer.