Rainy day here. I shouldn't be surprised that my two young dogs bring all the wet and mud back inside with them. Ah youth.
Excited that February is almost done. The first of the crocus (yellows for me) are blooming.
The long foliage hanging over the crocus belongs to sternbergia lutea. It will disappear soon, not to be seen again until fall.
Note how the crocus foliage appears snipped. It is indeed and my guess would be rabbits. Rotten things. My cats are getting older (they'll be 12 this spring) and prefer being inside most nights and especially nights like tonight when the weather is unpleasant (cold and windy rain). I can't blame them; however, it's been many years since I've had to deal with rabbits...thanks to them. Let's hope they get back on the job soon.
A couple more, popping out from the old daylily foliage.
Below, some hardy cyclamen looking a little weather-worn...
Finally, a personal harbinger of spring...larkspur seedlings. These are offspring of some from the Mary Washington House days. I look forward to them every year. There were so many weeds in this area, that I had to really pay attention when weeding not to inadvertenly yank them out, too.