No snow for us, but if you look closely at the paving stones here, you may see that a misty spring rain has just begun to fall. These days I must seize the moments as they come for my blogging ventures! But the low light gives me the feeling of looking into a diorama of my patio scene, rather than the real thing. It's only the first dust off and sweep up for the new season.
The recent burst of green has me staring out of my office windows for longer periods as spring unfolds. And the periwinkle blooms are among the first to arrive! Also called creeping myrtle, the vines grow over the warm pavement even in winter, especially as mild as it has been this year.
A hardy trumpet vine pretty much looks after itself in this corner as well. And a few sturdy geraniums will soon fill the empty garden pot.
My melancholy maiden will shortly have more color to brighten her day!
Having a few basic garden structures in place makes you feel like more is happening in a space than really is, and makes for a head start when it's time for filling in the patio with new spring plantings.
I can't tell you how many market umbrellas have come and gone though the years! They need looking after almost as much as a family pet! with our harsh New Mexico sunlight and unpredictable winds. Invariably at least once a year one will get spirited away by a ferocious whirlwind out of the calmest afternoon!
Potted hyacinth from the grocery give me something exciting to peek at over the coming days. I seem to only be able to tend plants that are right under my nose! I wonder what color they are.
A few vines have begun festooning over the bird cage in celebration. Time to start luring a few wild birds into this space too. So thrilling when the first hummers arrive!
Ready to launch a few afternoon teas as soon as the weather complies! I can't wait to sit down to goodies with a pretty vintage cloth fluttering lazily in the open air.
I hope you are leading up to a lovely spring weekend ahead!
Marching on. . .
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