Last year at this time, there were 6 different flowers in the garden, this year there are 3: dandelion, vinca and geranium (which appeared today).
Last year I did not see any mushrooms, this year there are lots of them. I'm guessing the winter was not only colder it was wetter. (Is this a morel mushroom?? It's the only one I've seen...the others are pretty "ordinary.")
I enjoy following the path of summer here in the Valley. I believe the cycle is a bit slower this summer.