This morning I took a walk through the woodlot at the back of our property. It felt like the season is on pause, waiting for a secret signal for the trees to leaf out and the wildflowers to bloom and the migrating warblers to return and sing. Only the spring beauties and a few blood root plants were in bloom. In a week or two, things will liven up, but for now the May flowers here in the north are 'in transit'. Last night the temperature dipped down to zero degrees Celsius, so I'm sure they know there is no rush.
Spring beauties (Claytonia virginica)
The male and female eastern bluebirds on their chosen nest box.