There are violets, forget-me-nots and fat purple ash buds that burst into green. And wood anemones. The willow warbler is come and sings everywhere. The cuckoo is more elusive, but he should come soon.
I like the anticipation, and when spring migrants are settled in with tree flowers blossoming and the ground flora beginning to show then all seems well with the world.
Suddenly I was back in April 2007 when I was writing About Scout Scar. I'd spied calocera, a bright orange fungus whose host is juniper. On 21 April I heard my first cuckoo of spring and juniper erupted with calocera. I've never seen it so prolific.