Daffodils and crocuses will come up at random times in January and February, but trout lilies don't usually come up early. They're one of the major signs of spring for me - and they were all over at Ayr Mount last weekend.
I love running errands in Durham because when you're done, if you have energy, there are so many fun things to do. Yesterday, after our two errands, dear husband and I went to Duke Gardens.
Another cherry tree and The Bridge
Heron and duck
Really short daffodils in the grass
Pansies (It's encouraging to see lush pansies like these. Mine are still struggling after the winter.)
Then we went to lunch at Pompieri Pizza - my favorite pizza (oh... favorite in Durham and Chapel Hill. Then there's Lily's Pizza in Raleigh, and my all-time favorite, Pizzeria Regina in Boston's North End)
We brought cupcakes home for dinner from the CupCake Bar (and a brownie for Younger son who doesn't care for cake).