Out by the garden, the young black cherry tree was waiting for warmer temps and lengthening days to trigger leaf out and flowering.
Up in the young cherry tree, the tent caterpillars were waiting for the cherry tree to leaf out and flower, so they could hatch and feed.
Somewhere in my woods, the yellow-billed cuckoo has been waiting on the tent worm caterpillars to do just that.
Inside the garden, the blueberry bushes have also waited patiently for warmer, longer days. Winter was a quiet time for them and now that the wait is over, they can bloom ... and then wait for the bees who have been waiting for their buds to open.
I'm waiting for blueberries to form and ripen.
High in a blueberry bush, the egg sack of the female golden orb weaver spider who guarded this blueberry patch last summer is securely fastened with gold silk.
The female spider who made it is long dead now, but inside are hundreds of tiny spider eggs.