Nothing is better in the garden than seeing the seedlings come up in the springtime. This year we had a long warm spell that jump started our spring. The trees are already getting their leaves. I could swear this is weeks earlier than usual, but since I don't keep track of when the leaves come out I'm not sure how much earlier. I do know that the daffodils are out at least a week earlier than last year. The hellebore above is just starting to fade. The buds are already on my bleeding heart.
And look at my first attempt at wintersowing. Those lettuce plants look great. Not that I really need more lettuce, but I'll plant them over in a shaded part of the garden so as not to take up even more space. I don't know if I can actually eat all the lettuce I already have planted.
Sadly the weeds have started germinating too. If today hadn't been rainy I would probably be out there weeding the spinach bed. The spring spinach is up and starting to grow. The next nice day I'll take off the cover and weed it and see how the germination went this year.