The other day Lulapalooza and I were walking when he noticed a bird and pointed it out to me, asking what it was. It was not sure, so later we looked it up. It was a House Finch. A couple of years ago we were treated to a lovely serenade out on our back patio by his cousin the Purple Finch.
The Plum Tree in our backyard is covered in snowy white blossoms; it is always the first thing to bloom each year.
(not actually a photo of our tree, but it looks just like this)
Around the neighbourhood we have also noticed that the Texas Redbud as well as the Texas Mountain Laurel and the Carolina Jessamine are all in bloom.