This is the time of year we are constantly walking through the garden to see what's growing and what's starting to bloom. Here are yesterday's updates:Our fig tree is growing new leaves and perfect little figs,
Our ornamental pear tree is growing leaves, but the flowers are still quite pretty,
our azaleas are finally getting ready to bloom, about two weeks behind schedule,
and our huge bushes of rosemary only have these few flowers. For some reason they grow like weeds and smell oh so good, but rarely bloom in our garden.
Now, here is the other side of our spring here in the South: falling leaves! We still aren't used to it looking like fall in our backyard when it's actually spring. But as soon as the live oaks start growing their new leaves, they lose their old ones. They are always green, but cycle through leaves nonetheless. So, come spring I still get confused. People will start burning leaves in their yards and I start dreaming of the coming winter and getting hungry for soup. I keep having to remind myself that we are heading for summer, not winter!
And now a little peek into our wren nest. Mama wren had flown off and I took a quick photo and discovered four perfect little eggs. How sweet is that?!
As I am writing this (yesterday afternoon), the cake is not yet completely done, so I'll show you the photos tomorrow. I've tasted a little of everything as I was making it and it's going to be delicious!
Thanks for all your visits and comments, which are, as usual, highlights of my day!