I loaded these photos on Wednesday morning as we were preparing for a visit from J's sister and
brother-in-law who planned a stop here enroute from their home in Ohio to a few weeks vacation in Florida.
By Friday I had forgotten [it was a busy Friday] that I neglected to complete the post.
Mornings have been slow this week, rather chilly, sun a bit wavery.
I decided to change all the bedding in the guest room to create a spring-time look--fresh pastel colors in a quilt which I made last summer.
I had the help of several cats as I smoothed clean sheets and plumped pillows.
Bobby decided that the quilt became him.
The room ready for guests--who fortunately love cats!
Outside the daffodils are progressing very slowly--none of the buds have yet unfolded.
In spite of sharpish winds, sunlight and blue skies are encouraging.
Red maple buds glow on silvery branches.
A few silky grey 'kittens' are showing on the goat willow in the front yard..
Grey button-like buds on a dogwood.
Note the red leaf bud of a vintage peony poking up through cold soil.
The tree peony is an early flowering variety which sometimes sets flower buds too early and is nipped by a late frost.
Here the leaf buds are beginning to swell.
There are few signs of life in my herb garden and little to encourage me in the perennial strips.
Spring this year is a waiting game.