Again...it's been busy around here.
New projects and working outside.
We had a very nice Easter.
I hope you did, too.
More and more signs of Spring.
The Virginia Creeper, on the fence, seemed to leaf out, overnight.
The Cyclamen is still blooming....not much, but some.
A new Indian Hawthorn we planted recently, is blooming.
I thought it had been burned by the cold mornings.
There are even some blooms on the Ruby Chrystal grass by the Rio.
I thought this would be an annual here. But, this is it's third year.
The things growing best, are these Cedar Elm seedlings.
Hundred....thousands...of these little seedlings.
I've dug them out of all the beds once....some beds twice.
And still, they keep coming. I think it's from the strange fall bloom we had.
It's one of the frustrating things about gardening here. You think you have a job done...
a project finished...and then you have to REdo it.
Lots of time, energy...and, MONEY...goes into it. And, that delays other
projects you might want to get done.
But, we keep on keeping on.
We got the walkway put in, in the Front Bed.
I still need to get out and find a Bamboo Muhly for the back of the bed part.
But so far, it's made it easier to get to the faucet to turn on the soaker hoses.
We did get almost two inches of rain, the last three days.
That will help a lot.
The weather is still squirrely.....it was 86 on Tuesday
and, didn't get out of the low 50s yesterday.
We're still lugging plants in and out.
We had hundreds of American Goldfinches come through, the other day.
Mr. P. was able to get a pretty good shot of one.
Isn't he pretty?
And, lastly....from the What the Heck Department....
I turned on my computer Monday, and the desktop...the screen thing...was all rearranged.
The wallpaper was a default Toshiba one.
And, ALL MY PHOTOS WERE GONE.
Nobody seems to know why.
I'm not too happy, to say the least.
But, it's not complete devastation.
In fact, I have THREE blogs.
All those photos are stored online, with Picasa Web Albums.
Plus, I have a couple other online album storage.
And, when we got the new laptop, we couldn't sync the new with the old.
I had to burn CDs to transfer photos.
Whew...that saved a lot.
And, I think I've learned my lesson...again...
BACK UP YOUR FILES!!
So...that's what's been happening here.
We have more busy-ness coming up.
So, it might be another couple of weeks before I'm back here.
In the mean time...