While some parts of my country are experiencing warm March weather, on the West Coast it has been cooler than normal. Here are a few of the flowers blooming in my yard right now. I also have a few seedlings growing on my kitchen windowsill, a few more on top of my refrigerator, and many more waiting to be planted, once the weather warms up in April and May. I also rejuvenated an old birdhouse by taking it apart, cutting off the rotten edges, reassembling it and giving it a fresh coat of paint. This makes it birdhouse number four hanging in my small backyard. Only one of my houses is used every year without fail, and that is by the often dreaded house sparrow, but I am hoping the chickadees will come back to nest in the birdhouse they used a couple of years ago.