The daffodils are in bloom, tulips beginning to bloom, I saw some of my peonies beginning to poke their heads up from the ground!
Spring flowering trees are in bloom, though not our Cleveland Pear yet. The Forsythia is blooming all over Lancaster County. It's beautiful.
It was such a lovely day yesterday, and today is looking to be even nicer. I stopped at our local orchard for apples, and ended up with some flowers and some tomatoes and herbs, as well as apples!
Italian Flat Leaf Parsley
The kids and I weeded the strawberry beds yesterday. The soil in these raised beds is so lovely. Tim had put some wood ash on them in the winter and I worked that in with my hands yesterday.
This bed has very few strawberry plants in it. I am going to purchase a few more for this bed. Last year we had an amazing crop of strawberries.
I don't know how many of you are able to buy locally grown strawberries verses the grocery store variety. If you are or if you can go pick your own, you'll be amazed at the difference in the taste!
Poorly focused photo, but I was happy to see this fruit tree in bloom.
This is a bridal veil spirea. It will be glorious for a few weeks in June!
This is a photo of the lilac we cut back to the ground a few years ago. It has quite a few flowers buds on it this year and I am very happy about that!
After two long, cold, snowy winters, we are needed to do some maintenance on both the lamppost and the picket fence.
This lamppost was white when we bought it and we painted it black. It is a mess this year and will be getting fresh paint. I'd like to do the light fixtures as well, and they have become dull and faded.
You can see the fence in this video of Kyle driving the mower. It needs paint, obviously, but there are also a few spots where the wood needs to be replaced.
Glad I am married to a handy man.
So we'll be enjoying our mid 70's nearly 80 degree temperatures today, and working outside while we can.
What are you doing today?