Home again. Yesterday was nice, so I went out and planted all my little seedlings. I filled the bird feeders and got the flower pots on the deck ready to go. It looks nice out there now. I have concerns that some of the seedlings won't make it, so I might have to go and get some replacement flowers next week.
Many of our birds are back already - even after a week away. The goldfinches, cardinal, chipping sparrow and house finches were some of the first visitors. The orioles haven't been spotted yet, but we've only been back a short while.