Although it's April, spring is not popping out all over. It's still quite barren looking in these parts. I looked back at pictures from last year at this time and was shocked at the difference between then and now.
This picture was taken on April 2, 2012. The crab apple tree was in full bloom.
This one was taken this morning. There's not even a bud on the crab apple tree.
The only thing "blooming" in our backyard is this pussy willow, and it's normally finished blooming by now.
The weather is warming now, though, and a few buds are appearing on our maple trees. It can't be long before spring arrives in all its glory.