Hi everyone. Happy Thursday. Another week is going by very quickly, isn't it? We've had a lot of grey skies and rain the past few days, and although I was getting antsy for a walk outside, it's been a good art week. Plus I finally managed to get my seasonal clothing change over finished too. Hurrah for that chore being done. It sounds simple but always seems to take me all day as I always need to straighten out my bureau and closet when I do it.
It has also been a tough week in some ways since one of my good friends fell and shattered her shoulder so I've been worried about her. Also my husband had a sketchy mole removed from his back, and I'm nervous about what the test results will come back as. Today we need to go into Boston for an unrelated appointment for him, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that goes well.
Today Rain's Art and Dinner Date theme is embossed, so let me reshare with you a card that I also shared this past Tuesday. It has some embossed blue paper fish on it.
When the sun has been out, I've been doing a few things outside.
The garden is already greening up. A lot. The oak trees are flowering, and leaves are starting to pop out on the other trees. Other than the black flies which are rather annoying, it's a very exciting time of year.
I needed help moving the cold frame into the garden, but it's there now. I also planted some greens (lettuce, kale and spinach) seeds in it.
And my rhubarb is getting bigger too.
The daffodils are at their peak right now, with more blooms still coming.
The hyacinths are in bloom also.
This next plant is sweet woodruff. It is a ground cover herb that likes shade. I was pleased to see how large it has grown since I planted it last year. I put in a few of these over the last couple of years, and I'm very happy with how much ground cover they produce.
I bought a trellis for my climbing rose. I used to have one made out of birch logs that my husband built for me, but it rotted away. This one that I bought was a redwood shade, and I wanted it white so I painted it.
My climbing rose is so huge I think I needed 2 trellises. And it hasn't really started to grow yet this year. In this photo you can see how I cut it back last fall.
I had a broken flower pot, and I added some of the shards into my birdbath. I might need to remove a few, but this is a favorite spot of the bees to come get a drink. The shards give them a place to land without them falling into the water and drowning.
And I put my crazy head back into the edge of the lawn by the woods. I'm still waiting for the forest floor to green up, but I really like how this photo of the head looks. You can see the dogs' trail on the right of it. They like to stand on this little mound and survey the woods.
And these are about the only buds and flowers that came on my weeping cherry tree this year. I was disappointed to say the least. Usually it is full of flowers, but this year it went basically right to leaves. I'm not sure why.
I took these final photos last Saturday morning, which has been the only sunny morning for several days. I love the light the rising sun produces in my yard and gardens.
This building is my husband's tool shop as he likes to putter. It was already there when we bought the house, which was a bonus feature, especially for him. If it had heat and water (it has neither) it would also make a good art studio.
And I won't bore you with more garden photos, but I know some of you enjoy them. Have a great rest of your week.