shades of purple

 Outside.  Dillsboro NC
 Lavender & purple.

 Meanwhile, inside....


 By walking on the stepping stones, I could avoid the squishy ground and get to the little porch of our cabin to remove the limb that fell when the winds blew last week...
On the way past the flower bed, I could see the new growth of the hardy mums.  I can't wait for things to dry out enough to begin cleaning out the winter debris.  Till then, it will all provide protection for the tender sprouts.