The end result is that although I'm clicking away, noticing plants and flowers and not posting, and now ... the PLUMS ARE BLOOMING! (Yes, that was not a sentence. And I don't care.)
I also know, all caps aren't cool, but I am not cool about plum blossoms. OMG. Just stand and inhale plum scent.
This is the photo a local friend took for me. Ahhhhhhh! So groovy! Wild plums. Prunus americana.
(Black gold, Texas tea) (oh never mind!)
However it's weird how distribution maps differ for this lovely native:
If you have a chance, but especially if you haven't smelled them, go out, find them, and stand by them.
I promise you'll get it. Unless you're dead (no zombies need apply), or your nose is. Promise.