I was a bit surprised yesterday when I went out onto my front patio and saw that my apricot tree had started to blossom. We haven't had any major warm spell or anything out of the ordinary weatherwise, so I thought it was very early for the tree to have flowers. A quick check of LJ, however, showed that I posted exactly one year ago today that the tree had flowered. So it's right on schedule! I was even more happy this year to see a bee happily pollinating the newly opened flowers. So I guess this officially kicks off the 2020 growing season.