I went out at 9 this morning to water my little bedding plants...and.....well.....this is what happens. I got hungry so had to come in for my brekky..... plus I looked worse than a little kid playing in the mud. It was up to my elbows..literally. At one point I brushed off a bug and there it was..a big muddy patch right near my elbow. I try to wear gloves..or at least on one hand...but, somehow there just seems to be a trail of mismatched gloves all over the yard...and one or both hands are soon filthy. How I ever managed to work with rubber gloves all those years as a dental assistant I don't know. Maybe because they were so much thinner and I could still actually feel things and I could still be precise in my movements... any gardening type gloves just feel too bulky and awkward to me.
This was yesterday morning.... first Wednesday that the old guys and I got to golf. Last week it was 0 C... yesterday it was a +22C day. The neighbour's Mayday tree is in full bloom and the scent is absolutely beautiful! I walked out the door and just stood there... breathing in the scent. Then, I turned around and went right back in the house for my camera.
It was a great day...and I managed to get a 43 for our first 9 hole round ...not bad...but, it's a smallish course and I can do better. It will take us all a bit to get the feel of swinging a club again after not doing it for months.
I got some of the pots planted.... and just like Sue, I always think how sparse things look at first. I must be patient. And... also see how thing get going....some won't do as well...and I will be moving and turfing bits and pieces for a week or two now. I stuck a few annuals into the perennial garden in the front too for some added colour because a lot of the perennials are still just green at the moment. It's always fun to try to plan some colour in between bloomings of perennials and annuals.... some years I get lucky and some years...well, at least there is greenery. And...daisies...well, I always have daisies once those get going..... I have to keep pulling them out to keep them from taking over. But...I do love their lovely snow white blooms.. Oooooh...I better not say the "s" word too loud..don't want more of that for months, but around here...it is always a possibility even in summer if a cold front blows in. One year in August a friend awoke to snow on her wedding day proceedings... it was to be an "outdoor in their huge perfectly manicured and blooming back yard ceremony". There were tears, foot stamping... the big white tents and awnings were dismantled and sent back to the rental company...and then it was on to PLan B........