Today was the perfect day for lawn work. The temperature was just right - slightly warm. While mowing the lawn for the first time this year I noticed my azaleas were starting to bloom. It seems they are budding out a little early this year. Usually this shrub starts putting on its showy color in the gardens of Itawamba County around the first week of April, but we have had a rather mild winter. I'm sure many county gardeners are keeping their fingers crossed in hopes that Jack Frost doesn't pay us a late visit.