we have been spending more time outdoors getting the garden spruced up for the season.
It's very tiring but so rewarding.
For those of you who do not garden think of it as very deep spring cleaning!
Epsom salt soaks in the tub are a great treatment for sore muscles!
several years old
planted in a pot growing on the northern side of our Humble Bungalow.
thrives on the north side
in a moist and shady area.
Dwarf Pacific Iris
a gift years ago from a gardener who travelled to San Francisco
on a plant expedition.
I have divided and replanted and gifted these to more places and people than I can remember.
a varigated Bowles Mauve
the bees love these
Many apologies but the name of this plant escapes me at the moment
that seems to be happening more and more.
A colleague of mine says that as we age we get too many bits of data stored in our brains
and we need to purge some to free up space to allow for more
so nature deletes randomly!
Thankfully most memories are still vivid and intact.
At one point we were going to excavate and put in a pond
it never happened but the frog remains
he is tucked into the foliage
and he sits very still
speaking of waiting...
Our beloved Pepper
lies down on the carpet and shows us her belly when she is hungry
we think she looks so cute
and isn't she clever?
she is so purr-suasive
and we have given into these cute tactics too often
so the vet has instructed us to cut back on the amount that we are feeding her...
So now it's tough love
and it hurts...