Friday, April 13, 2018

April Showers

They're bringing lots and lots of tulips! It is an amazing year for the tulips in my garden! I'm not sure where all the dear are--in the past they've come by and chomped the tops off, but not this year!

The upper garden also features solar lights:

Bleeding hearts and the last of the grape hyacinths (and an aspen tree trunk):

Lower garden: it is a fiesta!

The daffodils are almost  done but the tulips are raging!

One little tulip peaks out from the volunteer butterfly bush:

So much color, even on a grey morning!

In other news: I'm reading Meg Wolitzer's new book, The Female Persuassion, and even though I'm 80% done I think I have to not finish it. I just don't care about the characters. I feel bad though. I also don't have another book that I'm aching to read on the horizon. What are you reading that is good?

I downloaded the complete works of Jane Austen on the kindle so may just start there. I have never read Northanger Abbey so I think I want to read that.

Hope your flowers are blooming!


Caffeine Girl said...

Looking at your photos is both beautiful and painful! Painful because we are expecting more snow this weekend.
The critics raved about Meg Wolitzer's last book, The Interestings, and I didn't finish that either.

Kim in Oregon said...

I think I made it through The Interestings but can't recall a thing about it.

rosy said...

Lovely flowers! Especially the tulips. I always think I will pick my flowers but really there are never enough without denuding the borders. Do you pick and bring inside?

Kim in Oregon said...

I haven't picked them, because Jessie Cat would eat them, and ergo they last longer outside.

kathy b said...

Oh your flowers are so refreshing to see. . We are bare branched, snowing and sleeting today with an unreal wind. Soon though!!! My stonecrop are coming up. A few brave tulips. OH and we saw a bluebird at the Barn THursday afternoon!! A thrill

Anonymous said...

LOVE tulips. Ours aren't blooming yet.

I'm reading Beartown. I'm not too far into it, but I like it so far.