It was a real treat to arrive home to some blooming beauties in the garden.......kind of took the hard edge off the plumbing problems. This magnolia is still small, just about 3 feet tall, and I was concerned that it might not bloom without any cold weather all Winter.........
...........but here it is in all its pink loveliness.
The verbena seems to be very early but is already draping its bright blooms over the wall......again due to Springlike weather no doubt.
Our water leak was repaired by mid-afternoon yesterday and we were able to sleep in our own bed last night. I was so tired, I didn't wake until late this morning - perhaps I'm still on West Coast time too. Completing the five loads of laundry brought home from the trip took up most of the evening...........now I just have to attack the tall pile of ironing staring me in the face!
Maybe no ironing today though as I have two aching arms following a visit to the immunization clinic yesterday! I needed a Yellow Fever shot for a trip later this year, a Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis booster (mainly for the Pertussis now that whooping cough is making a huge comeback), and I decided to spend a small fortune on the Shingles vaccine hopefully to put me at a lower risk for contracting that often excruciating painful condition.