Mojo likes various plants and trees as well as the sundry little beasties and critters of the world, and indeed life in the spring is marked by the coming and the passing of the various spring flowers. First come the crocuses--croaki?--followed by daffodils and hyacinths. The first BIG thing to bloom (well, okay, maple trees tend to bloom first, but that's not as marvelous to see) is the bright yellow forsythia bushes. When I was a child I always thought they were "for Cynthia" bushes and, not knowing a Cynthia at the time, I wondered why this Cynthia girl got all the attention and there were no "for Mojo" bushes around. But that is not my grudge. Oh, no.
After the forsythia has its moment, it's time for the various apple and crab apple trees--Mojo lives in an area where there are acres and acres of fruit tree orchards, and just about everyone nowadays has some form of flowering crab as part of their landscaping. AND some lucky people have the most magnificent magnolia trees, which come out around the same time around here.