One of my greatest sources of simple joy lately is my back yard. And my front yard, too.
Everyday I get to discover something new that is popping up. New plants, new perennials, and maybe even a few weeds that are kinda pretty. 🙂
First came the periwinkle border with its lovely purple flowers. Next were the crocus, the daffodils and the fern. Oh. My. Word – those ferns are getting HUGE! I’m having so much fun peeking in my yard to see what surprise awaits. As soon as I find where I place my camera connector – I’ll have to upload some pics.
One of the most pleasant arrivals are my lilacs. I have 3 on my property (two lavender, one white) and another purple one that borders my yard & my neighbors. Lilacs have always been one of my favorites. They bloom right around my birthday each year and I love. Love. LOVE the way the smell. Yum. I have a few jelly jars and bud vases around the house right now with purple and white blooms in them. They add so much cheer – and my place smells great. 🙂
But – here’s the real winner so far this spring: I have two wisteria. I’ve never seen them before, but the neighbors told me about how pretty they were, and how great they smelled. One is way out on the corner of my lot, but the other is right outside my family room doorwall. Each afternoon they are getting more full and more lovely. And the perfume – Wow! I can’t get over it. So sweet and rich. I just discovered it tonight and inhaled deeply a few times.
I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings….