The large Silver Maple in our backyard, this site’s namesake, is starting to bloom.
The last few days have been warmer than normal, as seen by the crocus on March 7. The trees are now reacting to that, so real spring can’t be far off. Here is a shot of the tips of the tree that appears on the header of the Silver Maple Web Contact Page. (Edit June 2013: the tree is no longer on the home page, although it did provide the leaf used in the logo.)
These blossoms aren’t large and showy, but they are a favourite food of squirrels, which are one of Bella’s favourite things, so she is definitely in favour of maple blossoms.