There's something wonderful going on out there.
I actually swooned when I saw this tender white poppy unfurling.
The promise of everything lives in growing things, wouldn't you say?
And so exciting to see hints of spring.
The snapdragons, stock flowers, poppies and petunias have thrived in the cold.
Good to know.
It's been very chilly at night.
Case in point.
Roses frozen in the birdbath.
What a happy accident.
One day they were floating in there.
The next frozen.
I have the Gene Boerner rose bushes to thank for endless roses, with even a few in winter.
Petals in ice are oh so pretty.
Or should I say, nice?
It's lovely to see flowers doing well.
Bobbing around in the breeze.
So good for the soul.
The colors make we want to swirl fuchsia paint around all day.
The crows are still here, chattering away all day, I love them.
And of course the cardinals, beloveds.
I see other poppy buds forming here and there.
I simply can not wait.
Yes, I know, I did over-photograph this one white poppy.
Almost to the point of being annoying.
But it is just so new and fresh.
Perfect ruffled petals.
And then of course, no one can escape the magic of golden hour.
I am enchanted.
With growing things.
But then, you might have guessed that already.
It's just that, no matter what your day is like, the garden gives you a sanctuary.
A happy place.
Where hope thrives.
Ah, such lovely things.
I know I'm so sappy, aren't I?
We're about to have a little heat wave here.
It's been chilly and lovely, we'll see how warmer days feel.
I'm not entirely ready, but the garden will love it.
So, there's a positive trade off.
I had a houseguest and lots of adventures.
Which is why I wasn't here sooner.
We had a ball, the river in the state park has been sublime.
The dogs loved it.
Picnics and sunshine and cardigans and beautiful life.
Such lovely days there have been.
I'll leave you for now with...
A sonic journey into the Wonderful of Living Things...
See you soon!
PS: For some reason, my blog downgrades photo quality. If you'd like to see a more detailed photo simply click on the photo and it should open the clearer version <3