Friday, April 2, 2010

already april

Sweet delicious springtime! Awaiting yet another rain before Easter Sunday. The dark skies make the blossoms everywhere all the brighter. The girls are carousing in the buff again and I will likely not be able to keep them fully dressed again until Thanksgiving.

All of the trees out in the orchard seem to have survived last year's drought and this one's drenching rains.

Indian Paintbrushes are in bloom along the walkway.

The sand verbena that I transplanted into the planters off the driveway is taking over.
The coral honeysuckle is a parade of neon pinky-red.
And the Lady Banks is an avalanche of blossoms outside the kitchen window.

This year has flown by thus far, between studying and midwifery and houseguests and the two little entertainers living with us . . . Haven't had time to restore the parts of the garden that were damaged in our couple severe freezes (even snow!!!!! look here):

The oleanders are done for--16 degrees was just a mite cold for them. I will plant Knockout roses (unkillable!) or vitex in their place.

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