These have faded now, but a few days ago there were still tulips in the back garden.
It's a treat for me to look at a bit of prettiness because I'm in the midst of clearing out the shed, one of the jobs that is long overdue. There are tools, pots, a lawn mower and a couple of bikes decorating the lawn at the moment, as well as several bags of garbage.
A new, simple garden is at the base of the magnolia tree. I put up the circular border (after digging it out from where it had sunk, elsewhere, deep into the earth), corralled some forget-me-nots that were springing up in the grass, and added a few impatiens for a bit of colour in a shady spot.
Let's just pretend I'm here solely because I'm long overdue with a post and not because I'm avoiding the remaining work in the shed. Although, once I get the blue stain off the window (I know, sloppy of me), I may just make it a little lace curtain!
Here's a happy sign; my peonies are in bud. In a local park, there is a Peony Festival in this community each spring. Normally, it would be held this weekend, but it has been postponed until next week. The harsh winter has definitely had lingering effects. Soon, though, there will be big, blowsy peonies.
It certainly hasn't affected Claire's appetite or playful activities. If only I could train my camera on her while she attacks her favourite target, the scatter mat!
Hoping all is well with you,