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Sunshine & Lilies

I stepped into my little courtyard the other morning to water my pot plants — after weeks of rain and cold, it’s starting to warm up — and got a lovely surprise. The lily bulbs I’d planted not so very long ago are starting to flower, and this bright yellow lily was like a little burst of sunshine. I have a few more coming into bud, and I have no memory of what colors I bought, so each one will be a surprise. (And yes, that’s Milly’s bottom in the background She’s peering through the slats of the gate in case there are enemies (dogs and especially cats) to repel.)

The courtyard is really just a place where my outdoor washing line is. I much prefer to dry my washing in the air than with a drier, and this is roofed in, so even if it rains, the washing doesn’t get wet.

Anyway, I plan to set up some shelves to arrange my various pot plants on, but I haven’t got around to it yet, and the pots are still pretty higgledy-piggledy — a couple of friends helped me move them and the pots are still where they were dumped. I will enjoy arranging them more artistically eventually, but in the meantime they’re giving me pleasure and nice surprises just by flowering.

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Marianne
Marianne
29 days ago

One of my cousins is in Australia right now. She’s been sending pics of things like bottle brushes, as we welcomed? our first major snowfall. Yellow is my favourite spring colour.

Anne Gracie
Anne Gracie
26 days ago
Reply to  Marianne

Thanks, Marianne — yes it’s weird when you’re communicating with people on the opposite side of the world. We’re complaining about heat while they’re freezing their toes off. Or we’re being flooded and they’re battling drought.

Annette N
Annette N
29 days ago

Love the lilies – thanks for sharing ….and you can tell Milly that she is not showing her best side.

Anne Gracie
Anne Gracie
26 days ago
Reply to  Annette N

LOL Annette. Milly thinks that is her best side — it’s her second favorite place to be scratched. She loved pats on the head, then turns around to be scratched at the base of her spine. ;)

Robyn Aldridge
Robyn Aldridge
29 days ago

Wonderful spring

Anne Gracie
Anne Gracie
26 days ago
Reply to  Robyn Aldridge

Thanks, Robyn.