Today was a very nice day. Sunshine, temperatures warming up (still not warm per se, but in that range that feels nice after a week of dreary, cold, grey rain) and flowers blooming in the back yard. There are lots of these little purple ones all over (not sure where they arrived from) and also smaller clumps of the hanging white ones. Both a nice little decoration. Plus, the pond was clear enough to peer into and look for the fishies, and lo and behold all six survived the winter! Even through days when there was a layer of ice across the top of the pond and without much feeding over the last few months. Makes you appreciate how hardy nature is.
8 months ago