My back was feeling much better today. I suppose I will look like quite the kvetch if I mention that I had a perfectly dreadful headache, but I will just mention it. I do appreciate the way my body parts tag team. Back yesterday, head today; I guess I really internalized the lesson about taking turns in kindergarten.
But never mind that. I promised some back yard flowers!
I mentioned yesterday how much I am loving forget-me-nots this year. When I went to photo my backyard patch, I was delighted to see white ones in with the blue. I didn’t know they came in white. I am not very botanically knowledgeable.
Here is the view under the rhododendron. Earlier this spring a different flower was blooming there. I am happy to welcome the forget-me-nots back. As you probably noticed, I am letting the dandelions live. I understand bees like them. Also, it is a losing battle to try to get rid of them, so I figure I may as well embrace the yellow.
The last time I looked at this, I thought it was all dead shoots from last year. Yesterday, however, I saw little leaves sprouting out. Yay! I’m afraid the picture did not turn out as clear as I had hoped, but I will have more photo ops as we go on. You may also be disappointed that I cannot tell you exactly what it is. We got the shoots from my sister Diane a few years ago. We just refer to it as “that red thing from Diane.”
I hope to plant more things as the spring progresses. Maybe I can blog more about plants and less about pain.