Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Signs of Spring

The robin visited our back garden on Saturday.

He took a full tour of the backyard and
perched on the ground, in trees and on the fence. 

I am grateful for the first signs of spring. 





Nothing in the world is quite as adorably lovely as a robin when he shows off -- 
and they are nearly always doing it. 
--Frances Hodgson Burnett in The Secret Garden.


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Sweetheart Roses

The pink sweetheart roses bloom in the side garden.


They have layers and layers of petals that are brighter in the center.


They are one of the first plants to recover from the cold, cold winter.