My view as I sit at the table and drink coffee.
And can you believe it is the middle of May?
This has been a very bittersweet springtime for me. Spring was Mike's favorite time of year, May his favorite month. All the times that I think, "Oh, I have to tell Mike I found a robin egg, or the lilacs are about to bloom, or the river's gone down and people have their kayaks out..." Well, I tell him anyway, but with a tinge of sadness.
I have not brought out the deck furnishings. I have someone coming next week to clean the deck and put the protective coating one it. I didn't want to move it around twice and it was too cold to use it anyway. By next weekend that should all be done.
My son mowed the lawn on Monday. By Thursday the grass was high again, but let's not get ridiculous. I got out and did edging and cleanup tasks. I enjoy working in the yard, but it's a big yard. I think I have too many projects and then I went to Gardener's Supply and bought a small raised bed garden kit so I could plant a few vegetables. I had converted the area I used for vegetables into flower garden last spring. It is only a 2' by 4' bed. That should feed my resident woodchuck quite nicely.
My little garden bed.
Lettuces and carrots planted.
Another woodchuck exit.
I waited a long time for the jonquils.
Oddly, this is supposed to bloom in summer.
There is a reason they call it "Cooky."