It's been a while since I blogged - the show took all my creative attention and lots of my other attention too. I finally have most of the downstairs cleaned up after weeks of bringing things in and dumping them somewhere. Today, we spent lots of time cleaning up outside from the ice storm a week ago. We were in Charleston right after the ice storm so we're finally getting to take care of the yard. It was a lovely, warm afternoon!
Our yard is roughly pie shaped, and the point of the pie goes downhill here. This is what it looked like the day after the storm as the ice started melting (view from older son's bedroom). Here's a close-up:
We took care of the two trees on the left and the one that you can't really see well on the right in the shadows.
While we were in Charleston, SC, lots of bulbs started blooming! Here are some of them:
I love the stripes on this crocus.
Daffodils and more reticulated irises in front of a large branch from the cedar tree. When younger son was a toddler, we had a swing hanging from that branch (the flower bed wasn't there then). The ropes for the swing were long so the swing made a large arc. He still remembers how fun it was. We're trying to figure out something special to do with the branch.
Daffodils and white crocuses in front of the top half of a tree (the one in the shade in the first two photos)
A close-up of the crocuses
More daffodils and another large branch
Crocuses and small daffodils
A wonderful patch of crocuses!