We have enjoyed Daffodils in our front yard for the past couple weeks. These are on the north side and the last to bloom. We should do more to transplant the bulbs in the fall but just don't get it done. We had an inch of rain yesterday and last night, which was very welcomed. I plan to get out the mower tomorrow and cut part of the front yard lawn. I pulled some blue grass out of our Iris bed this evening but it is still very much "infested" with it. (Why is it so persistent where you don't want it and so reticent where you do). Hopefully the Iris will bloom this year. This is the 3rd year for the bed and last year we only had one bloom before it was covered with snow.We saw Starlings in our backyard today for the first time this spring. They join the Yellow and House Finches, Collared Doves, Cardinals, Juncos, Blue Jays, Grackles, Sparrows, etc. The Collared Doves are at the top of the "pecking order", and I saw one of them even take on a squirrel yesterday and caused it to flee.