While enjoying my lunch on the patio today it occurred to me that it was time for some new material on the blog. The only problem is I'm having trouble coming up with new material when really right now it's all about springtime.
Every day there is something new happening right outside my door and I fear I'll miss it all if I stay inside too long. The thing about spring blossoms is that they need to be appreciated promptly. Procrastination in this area may mean missing the show entirely and that would mean waiting an entire year to see it all again.
To that I say... No Can Do.
So, I hope you'll join me for a springtime stroll through my garden.
Most of my daffodils have come and gone already.
Thankfully a few of the late bloomers are still going strong.
For the most part tulips perform as annuals here.
This lone beauty came back for a repeat performance, much to my delight.
Hostas popping up here, there and everywhere.
A glimpse of the quince.
I planted it many years ago. It didn't do much for most of those years. It just sort of sat there... not growing, yet not dying. Two or three years ago I dug it up and relocated it. It seems to be very happy in it's new location. It has doubled in size and is filled with blooms this year. Had I not decided to stroll the garden today I might not have even noticed it as it is in a somewhat out of the way spot. All the more reason to make it a point to stroll the garden in springtime :).
Sadly three of our trees seem to be nearing the end of their lives. Much of the tree is now dead wood. I'm choosing to crop that out and focus on the beautiful blooms that remain.
A stop at the bluebird nestbox revealed the work of a busy little Carolina Wren family. Recently I set some of my dryer lint in amongst the branches of the butterfly bush. It made me smile to see it appear in the base of the nest waiting to offer a soft place for the baby birdies to begin their new lives in. I also spy bits of moss and some hair in there. It seems there are lessons to be learned from the tender care our bird friend's show in preparing for their babies. Amazing little architects they are.
Thanks for joining me in the garden today.
Perhaps you are still waiting for spring to arrive in your part of the world. If so, I hope you enjoyed an early peak of what you have to look forward to. If you are living in a southern location where spring is in full bloom, you will no doubt relate to the picture of my foot. Notice the pollen covered toes and flip flops. It was so thick out there today it looked like a yellow haze in the air. We really could use a good rain to wash it all away. I had to blow it off the picnic table before I sat down to eat.
Oh well, I guess that's the price we pay for this profusion of blooms.