Tag Archives: Garden

Easter tidings

Through a window screen, and outside my home office window: a dogwood in full flower.

This week has brought tidings. News. Clarity.

Spring is in full bloom.

The day job is kicking my butt right now.

Christ the Lord is resurrected.

I know more of the path of my life now than I did four days ago.

Old friends have enlivened my days.

School is winding down, but not really.

Voice students are thriving.

Bedding plants are going in the ground on this Easter Sunday.

And all is well.

At the Easter Vigil, we were reminded of our baptismal vows.

In the garden

In the back-yard garden right now:

Parsley.

Lavendar.

One of two hummingbird feeders awaiting the annual migration. The hummingbirds have been spotted in the vicinity. I’m ready!

Lilac buds. Give them a month.

Sweet mint.

And chives.  And Boston ferns.  And iris and tulips looking good this year.  

And lots of ends of early spring flowers.

 

Daffodils

I was writing in my journal a few minutes ago, and stopped to marvel at the almost-overnight change in the garden.

The first daffodils are blooming.

The lilac is showing its buds. The dogwood too.

Purple and white crocus are in bloom as well.

Hummingbirds have migrated as far north as central Arkansas. They will be here before Easter.

Come, sweet Spring!

Returning home

Returning home is expensive!

Friday and Saturday:

  • $70+ for Auggie’s bath and haircut
  • $55 at the garden center to purchase perennials to fill the gaps in the garden
  • $50+ at Schnuck’s and Aldi for things to eat
  • $18 at DiGregorio’s for olive oil and such
  • $55 at Herbaria for soap and bath bombs
  • $20 for a much-needed manicure
  • $7 for a Taco Bell fix

It adds up so quickly!