It's Spring, that magic time in the garden and so I've been spending more time at home and less time traveling and taking pictures.
The bulbs are up, undeterred by the dry winter. Tulips, muscari and daffodils grace my garden.
The wisteria is will soon burst into bloom with its heavenly fragrance and cascade of blooms.
The peach and nectarine trees are in bloom and for the first time the winter nellis pear is blooming. Unfortunately, its companion the comice pear is not in bloom so I have been roaming the neighbor hood, snipping some blooms from the many ornamental pears in hopes of successfully hand pollinating. The apricots, early bloomers, already have little fruitlets developing.
I've been carefully tending tomato, pepper and eggplant seedlings, keeping them on a heating mat in the house and putting them outside on warm, sunny days. Some of the tomatos will soon be ready to plant in the garden (if the weather cooperates) but peppers and eggplants started at the same time still don't have their first true leaves. A week of much needed rain is in the forecast so perhaps I'll be in at my computer again instead of out playing in the dirt. But then, maybe I'll be stuck with my nose in the seed catalogs or gardening books.
This is what is happening in my world, to see other parts of the world go to That's Our World, Tuesday, hosted for us by Arija, Gattina, Lady Fi, Sylvia and Sandy.