In addition to a week's worth of grass
we came home to a few new things...

What a difference a week makes!

Shave and a Haircut

A cool morning was the perfect time
to shape this anonymous bush into a "tree".
(Is this "normal"???)

Making a Difference

A cool day after hot ones
called for a major pruning chore...
which called for a fire.
This was followed by smaller jobs
like sprucing up a couple 
of garden frogs.
We enjoyed attending to a few tasks
that make a difference
on a day when making a difference didn't involve
enduring high temperatures!

What's Blooming Today

Simple blooms, really...

These, so far--
and a few dandelions...illegal immigrants from neighbors' yards.

Sight and Scent....Ahhhhhhhhh

 Is it my imagination
 or are they pinker than last year?
And if so, why?

Little by Little

spring emerges.
Wiping sleep from its eyes,
sluggish but persistent.
"Patience, please!" it pleads timidly.

All Good Things Must Come to an End

Alas!  She was more ambitious than I!
Sadly, we couldn't "let it be".
(Shhhhhhh.  Don't judge me.)
All good things must come to an end.
If only Spring could make up her mind,
I'd be cleaning out flower beds as I should.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

The Scoop

 For The Scoop on our first official outing of 2018
 go to my OTHER blog HERE...
 And Happy New Year!