The cold ended as abruptly as it arrived. It was a most pleasant day. I went to look. The crocus in the ridge top garden had not opened in the cold of the morning. Then a surprise. The yellow crocus that fell out of the ground at Client #1's and ended up in my front driveway bed were in bloom. A solitary bulb has multiplied quite a bit over the years. Look at all those buds in waiting.
I took the time on a pleasant day to hand mow the wildflower surround of the roadside vegetable garden. I sneak in little garden chores when I can.
Then it was time to install the last two lights in the basement patio. The first one was a pain. They have a light sensor mechanism in the base to keep them off during daylight. This little square box interfered with the lights sitting flush on the electric mounting box. After the inspection - if they pass - I will take them off and glue a little piece of wood in the base the same depth as the light sensor on the opposite side to help them sit flush. Right now they droop a little and it annoys me.
But that's it. Hale Mana ( Hall A Mawn a - perhaps that will help ) is ready for inspection. A state of confusion ensued. What am I supposed to do now?
I went next door for a cup of coffee. I can go for a stroll. Maybe the warm has opened the crocus. Indeed it has. The crocus are here.
This is the new bulb podge planting in a space opened up by turning old log sections into firewood. A lot of the new purchases have ended up in here. Buy a few bulbs every year and before you know it you have a Bulbapaloozathon.
It is certainly a good way to break the spell of winter in a forest that will remain naked for another two whole months.
Doing nothing didn't last long. It was a most pleasant day, not to be left to waste. There was a project I could work on.
I was having second thoughts, but now that I have put a pattern in it and it has grown, I am liking the wine bottle edging more.
I will put it in on the left side too to the beginning of the garden access road. I think I will also use the wine bottle edging on the shores of the Lake of the Floating Turd Blossoms. Repetition is a major component of good landscape design.
Let the gardening begin ..... and the rest of the painting.