Today is warm and everything is blossoming! I put these flowers out on the front porch. I haven't tried them before in these planters--so I am hoping they'll thrive. I just love this type of flowers. (Here's hoping they love me back!)
Above the planters on the porch, I've been watching a two little house finches (the male looks like someone dipped his front half in raspberry juice) trying to make a nest. They do this every year, and every year some other bird comes and chucks out their nest material before they get it properly built. I put up a nest box on one of the pillars to try to assist, but they never move in there. (Though other birds have slept there from time to time.--And once a baby squirrel slept up there before I put up the nest box!)
Meanwhile, the peas have put up their little heads. Always a miracle to me that things really do grow from seeds! A few beans are sprouting as well, in spite of the fact that the dog and the squirrels found the fresh soil irresistible.
Our backyard is covered in little purple violets. My mother-in-law used to tut and shake her head and tell me if I didn't get rid of those violets they would just take over and ruin my lawn. Well, I guess they have taken over, but I don't care. They make me smile.
Because they remind me of this fabulous little book. One of my all time favorites.
I'm very excited too, because now that spring is here I am going to use my new purse!! Mmm. It is delicious hand died leather. I've never owned a bag so nice.
It was a gift to me from my dearest husband who bought it while we were in Florence at Christmas. What a sweetheart!