Thanks to the help of two Webster Conservatory students, my Saturday morning was entirely productive (to 10.30 at least, when I’m writing this!).
All the leaves that blew back around in December are now mulched and in the green recycling bin. Ceramic pots are filled with bedding plants (mostly marigolds and petunias). Weed control has been applied to the lawn. Begonias are in the front porch planter. Some books are boxed and ready for Goodwill. The garage has been swept and tidied after the winter cold. Generally speaking, the outdoor property is cleaner and greener.
I saw my first hummingbird of the season this week, and put out fresh nectar this morning.
And Spring seems more real.
Pictures to follow.