We just spent two days working out in the yard, cleaning up all the leaves from around the house and out of the flower beds. We cleaned up around the pool and mowed the yard. With all the brown leaves removed, the place sure brightened up.
I called my mother and asked her to come look at my flower bed. She helped me plant about 100 bulbs in it last fall. Since she just lives right here, she came over on her mule. No, not a real mule, a motorized mule. Although we do have some of those in the field behind my house, they belong to a neighbor.
Mom was happy as could be. She has Alzheimer’s and every day becomes a bigger struggle for her. For now, she still knows us and knows where she is but there is a definite decline in her short time memory. In fact, probably by the time she got back home she forgot what she was even doing at my house. It breaks my heart for her, but she is a trooper!! She started waving and smiling about half way over here.
There are no signs of the 60 tulip bulbs that I planted, but its still a little early for them. I do have Iris’ and Garlic coming up. I can’t wait until the blooms open up fully.
Here’s my yellow bluebird house. A bluebird flew out of it when I was working in the flower bed. I wasn’t quick enough to get him on camera. You can see my house behind it.
Here comes my husband, he’s mulching up the last piles of leaves that I pulled out from the sides of the house.
And we can’t leave Ringo out, he loves to be outside when the weather is good. He played out here all day.
On the way back to the house, I dodged bees. Lots of them, all over my azaleas. But I didn’t dodge this beautiful butterfly. He was really busy.
So, I’m worn out from the work, but it’s always rewarding to get the place looking nice and ready for summer. I can’t wait until we open the pool. That time will be here before you know it!