It was so beautiful working outside yesterday morning, and so warm that I discarded the jacket in no time flat, wearing a tank top, and rolling up my gardening trousers to get a nice dose of real Vitamin D. Later, as we heat up and the southern humidity takes hold, I'll be doused in sticky sunscreen and bug repellent, but yesterday I was au natural, well kind of anyway.
Let me tell you, it definitely felt good!
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The front porch looks bright with fresh Boston ferns and my Spring birds flag. The jasmine hasn't dropped all the remaining brown leaves of Winter but there are already new shoots appearing.
You can use see the wall planter where the wrens have started
building a nest.
Looking through the budding fig tree branches.
The maple is definitely in her full red dress now……later the leaves turn green for Summer, then rust in Autumn. The bright green leaves are the Celeste fig - last Summer and Fall we harvested many pounds of figs and in fact had to purchase an extra small 'frig to store all the jam I made!
Japanese maple - Acer palmatum - is now lime green with its little bunches of red flowers. I pruned a few lower branches but now it's in full leaf and overtaking the solar lamps, I may have to do more later.
Daffodils and jonquils have almost finished blooming. Euphorbia coming back to life……and the grass, the thick lovely green grass - I kicked my shoes off and walked through it, such a good feeling.