The branches of willows and dogwood along the roadside are coloring, and the pussy willows (Salix discolor) are blooming. They only last a brief time, especially in the very warm weather we have had. It was 80 degrees yesterday, the warmest April 2nd hereabouts. Today is much colder and rainy, which is also good as it was extremely dry, and the cold helps keep the daffodils looking good.