I didn't take the real camera when I walked down to the creek this afternoon because it was raining, so you'll have to imagine you can see bits of pink on the branches of the tree in the foreground. The phone camera isn't very good, and I couldn't get any closer without falling down a steep hill. It's a sign that spring is here. Redbud winter is the first of the five "winters"--the cold spells between the first day of spring and the safe frost free date. It's going down to freezing tonight, and when it warms up later in the week all the redbuds will bloom.