Ever since the first day I arrived in San Diego (remember how depressed I was?) I’ve been buying fresh flowers for the apartment. The minute I bought a bouquet, I felt better. Back in New York I would be looking at the snow and yearning for my garden. Here in San Diego everything is blooming and my allergies can attest to that fact. I still can’t garden but I can have fresh flowers. Trader Joes is just a few blocks away and Whole Foods is just a bit further down the road. Between them, I am flush with flowers. The Gerber daisies in the top photo are on the coffee table, the little roses are a welcome gift from the teacher I am replacing, and the asters are on a table by the front door. They make a huge difference in the ambiance of this little apartment. Do you keep fresh flowers around your home?
When I posted last week, this little daffodil had not opened. There she is! There is only one so far, but there will be more. I also have another type of daffodil in the shade garden that has yet to show herself. Spring has sprung here. The past few days have been unusually warm, and I see the Hostas, day lilies, and many others pushing their way up through the soil.
And here is a picture of one of our Catalpa trees right by our drive. This hole is home to a group of honey bees that return annually. With all the worry about colony collapse, I was glad to see them back. Unfortunately, this photo doesn’t show them flying in and out, but they are.
Hope your week has been a good one. I am going out of town for two weeks on business Monday. Unfortunately, I don’t have a laptop, so I will be unable to post. But I will take pictures and share them with you when I get back. I’m sure the garden will have really taken off while I’m gone!