After a week-long stretch of pretty cold weather and a couple frost warnings, spring seems to have settled in. Some of the first things to bloom in my back yard were these lupines. And shortly after, the yellow flowers on the right appeared, but I'm not sure what they are! I don't remember planting them, and I can't find any photos in my notes from last year.
The community garden plot--now double last year's size--is also looking good. More photos of both gardens here.