This photo was taken on Sunday, April 11th at about 10:00 am:
And this one today, Tuesday, April 20th, at about 6:15 am:
Sunshine! Rusty put the patio plants out early (top photo), and I warned him that it was TOO early (as I do every year), and with a few frosty mornings lately, they've been tucked back inside. I'm going to try to take a semi-regular series of these photos.
She was trimming the barberry on Saturday when Flat Stanley arrived from Peru (via Florida)! Well traveled, he'd been to England and Spain, too, and will soon head home to California... but not before lending a hand around here!
I took a walk down the hill to look for may apples, and I found some!
There's a nice patch down there, and they remind me of my mom. The snowdrops are nearly finished, and the dogtooth violets, aka trout lilies, have appeared -- the leaves, anyway. No flowers yet.
There are other types of flowers blooming now, though, and the girls are happy to pick (and adorn) bouquets!
And, finally, the first of many sidewalk masterpieces. The parallel lines are marking the shadow line of the roof as it creeped eastward (pretty quickly, actually)!