More unseasonably warm, sunny weather brought an avalanche of blooms last week. The daffodils, forsythia, Indian plum, daphne, rootstock plum, flowering plum, hardy almonds, and flowering quince all began blooming. A few willows and the native filberts are also beginning to bloom. My bees have been bringing in the same dusty salmon-pink pollen that mystified me last year. Most of the flowers I’ve observed have yellow pollen. I took look at it under the microscope, but I’ll have to wait until my beginner’s skills improve to identify it decisively.