Marcia, Regina, and I usually walk at 6:30 AM and it seems like we've been the only braves souls on the levee, but today I met several fellow walkers who were out enjoying the sunshine. I've missed my unnamed walking friends and felt relieved when I saw them today, knowing they were ok and maybe a little smarter than those of us who brave the dark and cold mornings. By the time I got back home I'd taken off my scarf, gloves, and sweatshirt it was so warm.
I decided it was time to take down the Christmas garland around my front window. With spring approaching it looks a little out of place! The garland is gone, but I just could not take down the planter with the red-twig dogwood. It'll probably stay there until I can plant some pansies in the planter box.
As I walked around the yard, I noticed lots of spring bulbs poking their heads through the warm soil. I'll welcome the blooms, but honestly I'm not ready for the yard work just yet. It's been such a mild winter the leaves on the rose bushes are still green! While putting the ladder up to take down the garland I stepped on the bleeding heart plant also poking through the ground. I also noticed buds on the hydrangeas so it's time to get rid of the dried blooms from last summer. Suddenly there's a lot to do outside - a little overwhelming for me today so after I put everything away I took a little nap!
Tomorrow I'm going to Hays and buy some more of these happy little primrose plants. Just another reminder that spring is on its way!!!