I can't say I blame them. If you can get close enough to smell them (without a bee going up your nose) , you'll know why people like them, too.
They're tiny reminders that yes, despite the fact that it's going to be near freezing AGAIN tonight (grumblegrumble) spring is indeed around the corner.
The flower looks kinda big in this picture, but really they're kinda small. Maybe a couplea inches across?
Of course, if you REALLY want to hurt your eyes....
Having been planted in a heated greenhouse a month or two before, these guys are happily blooming now. There's almost a whole table full of them. It's like being in a field somewhere. Or not. Does anyone out there really LIKE these things THAT much??
How about a more soothing picture?
As you can see, there's more water than usual, but it wasn't like a raging torrent or anything.
Coming back from our walk, we happened upon this fine fellow, sunning himself on a log. I managed to get a closeup picture, mainly because it wasn't THAT warm, and I think he was a bit sluggish at the time. There's nothing like getting the evil eyeball from a lizard on a lazy spring afternoon.