Whoa! It seems like it happened overnight. I know for certain that I checked out my bradford pear tree on Monday morning and it barely had tiny little buds on the ends of the naked branches. This afternoon (Wednesday) it is in FULL bloom - even a few leaves have popped out. Amazing!!
And then there's this thing, our loropetalum. This is only a small section of it, but I don't think I've ever seen that many fuzzy little blooms on it. It is a blaze of hot pink against the brick of our house.