According to the calendar it is still winter, but we are enjoying mild days and cool nights here in Northern Texas. Brian and I spent the weekend working in the yard, cleaning out and re-mulching the flower beds, and we were amazed by both the flowers popping out and the perennials leafing out.
A Texas redbud:
We have several small saucer magnolias. This one is in the front yard, where it gets a little more sun. The one in the backyard is still budding: