A Little Wednesday Sunshine #4

The last few days have been beautiful and sunny. My neighbor mowed my front lawn over the weekend and I got out there to plant my new roses and to clean up the front flower beds. Things are starting to look pretty good out there!

This is the view that I see as I look out my front window in the morning.

How can I not be happy looking out at the new growth on my dwarf mugo pine ? Seriously, the colors of my pot of pansies and the phlox groundcover beyond is making me feel pretty darn good in the mornings. I reseeded the little bare patch in the picture and now it looks even better. Wait until the new grass emerges!!

My dwarf mugo pine is doing well even though we had a pretty dry winter. Look at all the new growth that is emerging and the sweet little baby seed cone.

I see lots of robins and squirrels in the yard, and there is a really persistent squirrel that kind of keeps track of me while I’m working out there. Have I been able to get a picture of this little guy? No, I have not! He has the bushiest tail I have ever seen, and he watches me from the peak of the garage roof as I work. Every time I raise the camera to grab a shot he flips that tail at me and vanishes over the peak of the roof.

So let me offer this picture of a squirrel. This is not the squirrel that is my current outdoor companion, but if you imagined an immensely fluffy tail on this one you would have a good picture of him in your mind. :-).

All of my plants are now outside and going though the transition of adapting to the stronger sunlight out there. New leaves are starting to emerge, and lots of the old leaves are getting burnt by the sun and dying. The lantana especially is not happy with me. Suck it up little guys! Life can be brutal; you can’t hang out under the indoor grow lights any longer. Summer is coming and out you go to get ready for it! The perennials in the yard are starting to come back and there are lots of buds on the plants. Good times are coming.

Before long the shrubs will be blooming again and the wildlife will be back. This is a picture from last year because, well… doesn’t it make you feel happy?

Good days in a sad time continue.

Have a good week, everyone. Be safe.

Author: Midnight Knitter

I weave, knit and read in Aurora, Colorado where my garden lives. I have 2 sons, a knitting daughter-in-law, a grandson and two exceptionally spoiled cats.

16 thoughts on “A Little Wednesday Sunshine #4”

    1. We’ll, that dreaded lantana is circling the drain at the moment, so the risk is pretty darn low! πŸ™‚ It is behaving itself in its pot and has never reseeded a new plant in the nearby gardens, so I’m not too worried. I have now been warned, however, and I will certainly be keeping my eye on it!! It is in a pot on the deck and now I’m thinking that I should keep it as far from the gardens as possible!

      1. Mebbe it ain’t as horrible up there ? – that it’s horrible down here because it’s an import .. Whose nose ? as my adorable late husband was wont to ask. πŸ˜€

  1. Your flowers are lovely! Hopefully spring will stick and we will slide into summer:)
    I love seeing the squirrels in our yard. There are cute black ones across town that I wish would move into my yard:)

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