To set the scene: it was 68 out and started raining right when I was taking these — so I had to work fast! The birds were tweeting away and the agaritas were smelling great. Mmmmmmm.
First up is an elbowbush — most of the elbowbushes in the area have long finished blooming, but ours is in shade and has just started.
Next up are three coralberry shots — one when I had the shutter speed set too slow but kinda liked anyhow:
And then two more in focus:
Usually the cedar waxwings have cleaned off ALL of the berries by now — but this year they missed a few. Never noticed how the stem matches the berry before. But the berries aren’t green, so no more talk of that! Next up is an aromatic sumac:
A Mexican buckeye — which is actually not a buckeye at all:
And a rusty blackhaw viburnum to top it off. It’s going to be a great spring!