One outdoor day was missed due to rain and being busy with other things, but yesterday I was out "beating the bounds" and overwhelmed by the early blooming garden. Our mild winter with no snow or damaging ice storms means the garden is ahead of schedule. I was really surprised when I rounded the house to the side gate arbor to find the 'trumpet vine' covered in blooms! I had cut this busy clambering member of the crossvine family Bignonia capreolata 'Tangerine Beauty' down to the ground just before Christmas! We always wind outdoor lights around the structure and many were no longer working. To remove the old ones and add replacements I needed to get the vine off!
Friday, March 31, 2023
Tuesday, March 28, 2023
Keeping busy preparing for Easter as springtime envelopes the landscape. Bluebells are ringing........narcissi perfume the air in that rare, brief loveliness of the last cool days before the intense heat arrives here in the southeast.
Monday, March 20, 2023
"Spring drew on. . . . and a greenness grew over those brown beds, which, freshening daily, suggested the thought that Hope traversed them at night, and left each morning brighter traces of her steps." ~ Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre ~
Black-capped chickadee on front porch
Friday, March 17, 2023
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
around the world - who celebrates her birthday today.