Springtime in the Garden and Watch cities
It's interesting to see the delayed budding of some species of trees. On Cherry Street I saw a giant tree which I thought was dead, because all of its neighbors are fully leafed, but on closer inspection it turns out the buds are just coming out.
We have a Rose of Sharon which we thought was killed by the bitter cold over the winter of 2003-2004, but it was able to recover a few leaves last year on the main branches. This year it is still lagging, but the buds are definitely coming out.