We woke up Sunday to a lovely view across the valley just after dawn. Fog in the valley shows the layers of hills and mountains so much better than a clear view.
Gradually the fog burned away, and we decided to go for a nice little drive with friends in our little British cars.
We drove a route around the countryside past beautiful mountains and lovely pastures.
There were shades of green everywhere as the trees and meadows come to life again.
We went by an apple orchard, but the blooms were already done.
Horses saw us coming and strolled from their barn toward the road. I love those old barns.
The clouds were a bit threatening, so we headed for a favorite local restaurant for lunch.
Arriving back home, the azaleas are in full swing!
The light pink azalea that was just buds a week ago is now beautiful.
The island is in full bloom, three white azaleas, and more pinks.
I need just a couple more to fill in that last spot. I planted gladiolas there but they didn’t bloom. Up at the house, the iris blooms have started.
I actually took these before the drive, while the dew was still on the flowers.
Two blooms and a couple more buds. I plan to dig these up this year and divide them as they aren’t blooming like they used to.
I am so ready to dig in the dirt. I’ll be picking up my torenias the first of May, and those will go into the hanging baskets. I have some lettuce and pansies, and I’ll show you those when I get them potted up. My little bakery box greenhouses are still doing well and the tomatoes are coming along too.
How is your garden doing?