The magnolias are now in bloom here in Chicago. I’ve also seen, daffodils, Redbuds and Bradford pear trees in blooms as well. These were in bloom in Oklahoma a month ago. It is nice to travel north and see these flowers and trees in bloom. We have mosquitos and really warm weather. It’s kind of funny to see people in jackets when I’ve been sweating everyday in my garden. We’ll be heading home in a few days, and back to the heat…and back to my garden. Springtime in Chicago is so nice.