The photographs here should explain my absence from postings lately. Spring has sprung here with weekend temperatures in the lower 80s! Though technically it isn’t safe to plant here until Mother’s Day, I couldn’t resist “springing” up the upstairs balcony that runs the entire length of the front of the house. The top tub contains white arrangements faded out by the natural light. The pink geraniums on the floor by the flowercart are silk; the silk peony arrangement on the floor by the front door (rear left) are in an old enamel coffeepot my grandfather used when he camped out on fishing trips. He’s been dead more than 50 years so that makes it 80 or 90 years old. The new plantings are small now, but it’ll be interesting to compare them with new photos in late August.
That’s what we’ll see all summer when we’re eating or having coffee on the balcony in the mornings on the little black patio table at the end. But THIS is what we see now whenever we’re inside and looking out at the hillside that frames our back yard. Nice, huh?