It was in the thirties last night. Once again I hauled all the plants from the nursery back inside. My kitchen cabinet countertops are covered on one side once I bring them in.
It’s still too cold out right now to take them back out for them to get some sun. Hopefully this afternoon.
I think once we get past tomorrow night we might (might) be past the freezing weather and I can plant them outdoors.
This lovely female cardinal came to visit me yesterday. I didn’t see her mate. She looks fairly young to me.
She’s perching on my Ginkgo Biloba Jade Butterfly tree in the pot.
I typically have a cardinal couple hang out here during the warm season. I hear the male sing his song up in the trees somewhere, so he’s nearby.
Here’s one clump of hostas. They’re coming up pretty fast and in a week or so will be lush and full.
The lamb’s ear and wild violets are filling in that end of the blue raised bed. And the golden pennies are filling out the other end near the irises.
Below is the beautiful red geranium I bought and have to keep bringing back in due to the cold weather. It’s got lots of blooms and I can’t wait to see them open.
A Nice Surprise:
Last weekend I was transferring photos to use on Instagram and stumbled across some photos from when I lived in Texas over 10 years ago. I guess they were stored on Google somewhere.
What warmed my heart were photos of Abi. And Bonnie and Clyde, the cats, that are both dead now.
I look at these photos that were such a surprise to find, safe now in my possession, and I cry as I write this. This was a long time ago, but you never stop missing them, do you?
Except for the longer fur, Clyde looks very much like Ivy. At least in the face. Clyde did not have the spots Ivy has.
Just having their photos makes me feel like in a way I still have them. At least I can see their sweet faces again.
Tomorrow there will be another home tour.