Pansies on our porch
New meat chickens
Frieda the Scottish Highlander (love her front leg sticking out)
Daffodils in our woods
My two boys
I took a few pictures of the daffodil varieties that I hadn’t yet posted on the last sunny day we had. Today, they’re all on their way out and are drooping from all the rain we’ve had.
This week is spring break and I’m planning to enjoy the time off on my vacation. The sunny location I’m visiting is right in my own yard. I spent today outside in the gardens, cleaning up and getting ready for the growing season. When all the work was done, I grabbed my camera so I could post an update.
I started the day by planting more raspberries, this time Royalty Purple, and some Chester blackberries. The photo above shows leaves on the Heritage Red raspberries we planted about a month ago.
In the vegetable garden, the mixed baby lettuce is starting to emerge, which is the first among the many different lettuce varieties I planted.
The peas are up and stretching toward the sun. I hope to see their tendrils wrapping around the wires before long.
I weeded and cleaned out the front and back flower gardens, as the hydrangeas, bleeding hearts and peonies are coming out of dormancy. But the flowers already in bloom stole the show.
The daffodils are still beautiful, as more and more of them open each day. I’m already scheming to plant more of these bulbs up around our mailbox in the fall. The one day of planting is well worth the show in spring.
The potted pansies are still showing off, thriving with the chilly evening temperatures.
What’s going on in your gardens?
Hope your day was as pleasant as ours.
I’m usually an optimist, and depressing is just not my style. Sure, times are hard, but walking outside and taking in all the beauty around me makes me smile.
More daffodils are opening.
I can imagine what this patch will look like in full bloom.
The spinach that overwintered is starting to grow again, and the bright green leaves are a welcome sight in my mostly empty garden.
A johnny jump-up that seeded itself in my flower garden. Walking by and spotting this little guy made my day.
What simple things make you smile?