These photos were taken in early spring last year, and it was the year of fluttering butterflies! We had so many monarch and admiral butterflies in the yard. If you look carefully in the picture above, you will see two: one on the top of the fence and one in the middle.
Hopefully, these beautiful butterflies will come back this year, along with many others. I am pushing spring to come forward sooner and chasing the gray winter away :-)