Today really felt like spring here.
Before we went to church we enjoyed the gold and purple finches that are at the feeders now. This is a part of the group under the feeders. You really need to click on it to see it larger to get the effect--the ground was alive!
Then in the afternoon a friend and I went to Caw Caw Nature Interpretive Center. The water was very high in the old rice impoundments and we didn't see many birds, but we had a very nice walk.
This was the best harbinger of spring though--Carolina jessamyn in bloom. This is our state flower and is always the very first thing to bloom. It's a native vine and sprawls all over the woodlands.