First I must just say that nothing we can write will take away from the
horrific happening in Texas this week. Our hearts are heavy with grief,
broken from sorrow, and full of great sadness for so many families and
friends of the departed little children, their teachers and others still
fighting to survive their injuries. Home and school is where we always
hoped our children would be safe. Sadly, far too many times now, we
have come to realize there really is nowhere completely safe
This week has been another busy time in the garden, much to do before
we go overseas. I'm just sharing a few photos here after some heavy rain
early in the week followed by cloudy, cooler days which have made such
a huge difference in growth of flowering plants and shrubs.
Note the late Easter lilies are now in bloom and the gardenia's perfume is
filling the air. Clematis, rhododendron, roses, hosta, and my favorite
blue hydrangeas are blooming and adding color to all that greenery!
Yesterday we mulched the front beds. Note the new, quite large and
heavy, stone rabbits flopped by the bird bath - recent fun gift from a friend.
The waiting empty pots will be planted up with Summer herbs when we
return from England, just too much work to expect someone to water them
daily if it's stifling hot whilst we're away!
My bout with food poisoning is hopefully over after 11 days! Eating is still
requiring care and hesitancy when deciding what to add back into my diet.
Have to say, bland steamed white rice has become a delicacy. . . . . . . who
would have thought that possible!
Stay well. Enjoy nature. Be grateful.