It is a beautiful spring day! Temps are rising a bit each day but we haven't had to turn the a/c on yet. For the past two or three months our electricity has cost us $55 or so dollars. We could use a whole lot of that!
Yes, I still have bluebonnets even after the freeze before Easter. I am so very proud of my hostas. I planted six. Only three came up. The first year I thought I had duds...little did I know that each year they would get bigger ...and bigger.
My irises are in full bloom. The lonely purple iris is laying on the ground though.The last variety of daffodils are blooming. Aren't they such dainty little things?!
This is a French hollihock.
I've found two or three volunteer plants. Unfortunately they are all in the yard at the edge of the designated flower bed. I need to keep Sam off of them with the mower which means that I have to :
1. Show them to him.
2. Do the close trimming around the house.
3. Show them to him again before he gets on the tractor.
4. Enlarge the flower beds.
5. Show them to him again. ;o)
Honestly, he's not really THAT bad. But close...
I have a hanging fern that I can't water. Earlier this spring, every time we walked near the front porch, a bird flew out of one of the baskets. I found five pretty blue eggs. Sorry, but I have been known to destroy eggs left 'on' my front porch...the mother bird poops everywhere and when she cleans the nest, she drops the baby poop everywhere too. I paid really close attention to the mama bird and finally saw her plainly. A bluebird. So, the eggs stayed. I don't know how many babies there are...but aren't they just so ugly that they are cute?
Remember the pear blossoms? I hope that the limbs are developing enough (after the severe pruning - and that is a gross understatement - that the trees received a few years ago) that I actually have enough to make at least one batch of preserves. Oh, and a few to put in the dehydrator would be nice too!