All of the above are pictures from my yard. I spent the afternoon working in the yard. I have been strawing beds and moving some plants around. The only picture that I could not get to download was a "Bachelor Button" that Babs gave me to plant. She also gave me an "old fashioned phlox" and it is planted in the same site as well as a couple of elephant ears that I put in the back. I love to get new plants and enjoy planting and them watching the growth and blooming of these plants. The wonderful thing about "donor plants" is that every time I look at them I will think of Babs. Babs has a real green thumb that she inherited from her Mother that lives just down the street from her. They both have beautiful yards and give me something to strive for. You have got to love this time of the year. Renewal & regrowth of all that surrounds us. The pollen is bearable, because it comes with this BEAUTIFUL time of the year.
All of the above is definitely a sign of Spring, but one constant in our house and ALWAYS a sure sign of Spring is my need to wash windows. All of a sudden, it occurs to me that the windows are cloudy and dirty and not giving me the "Optimal View" of the beauty surrounding our home. I got busy this AM and washed all of the windows on the back of the house. Some years ago it occurred to me that all of the windows did not have to be done in one day. I am more sensible now and take a section at a time. When you look out the back windows now, you feel like you could touch the greenery and smell the wonderful scent of Spring. YES IT IS INDEED SPRING-I am inspired to have a clear view of the wonders of Mother Nature!