Today the Song Sparrow stood still long enough for me to finially snap its' picture.
The goldfinches would sit in the lilac outside the kitchen window, drop to the garden below and rumage for nesting material. As you can see they are changing to their bright summer plumage.
Around lunch the bird activity slowed and I gave up chasing dust bunnies and went outside to the garden. The Eranthis hyemalis (Winter aconite) are blooming.
This clump forming tuber bears stalkless, cup shaped, yellow flowers that are 2 - 2.5 cm (3/4 - 1 in.) across from late winter to early spring. A dissected, leaf like bract forms a ruff beneath each bloom. It will grow in part sun and prefers well drained soil. It is a toxic plant, so pets and children should be watched if you have it growing in your garden.