Our life pretty much revolves around the house and yard these days, with the daily neighborhood walk and an occasional trip to the store. I keep telling myself how lucky we are that we have a sturdy, comfortable home and a roomy lot on the edge of the woods. If we have to stay home and play it safe, this is not so bad. There are days I don't feel so positive... and then I look at this face:
LuLu made a point of bringing this pot to me just in case I needed it. She was so happy and proud.
Just walking around the yard taking pictures of this and that... these Oxalis along the path are such a delicate pink:
Pots of color on the south deck:
Wally and LuLu -- my two sweetest sweeties:
Just a snapshot of the day's activities... Rich was trimming some tree branches, Wally is coming to see what Mom's up to:
Another variety of Oxalis with daylily and Lady's Mantle:
The preceding photos represent a beautiful day in the garden. The next day was ferociously windy, as is often the case here, so close to the bay. Our little sanctuary has its own microclimate which is more sheltered, but the wind in the trees overhead is a branch-cracking horror. The picture below is a sad sight, indeed:
I never expected to lose the tree that provided such pretty dappled shade over a good part of the garden. All the plantings were structured according to that dappled shade. I do love the sunshine, but the loss is huge. A tree service will remove it on July 17 and the area will heal and start over. Isn't that the way of things? Take good care of yourselves.