Monday, March 05, 2012

Two beautifully benign days, - warm and quiet, drawing us irresistibly out into the soft air.

We poked around, snipped here and there, - Charles did some serious pruning.  I found no bulbs poking through the sodden leaves and black earth, and a couple of inches down there was still a hard core of icy soil that awaits some heavy sunshine before it is pliable and soft in the hand.

Sid came to see us, bearing great long branches of pussy willow, - it was a little like bringing coals to Newcastle as the tree that nestles up against the garden shed finally made known its ancestry......

a gorgeous willow, flinging its pussy-willowed branches high into a blue summery sky

and the clouds, - so soft and promising

Today we were all psyched up to go to see the ophthalmologist, and then discovered our appointment was for next Monday instead, so we have another lovely day to spend in the back yard.

Callie is ecstatic, - she is not allowed in the front yard, not being a street-wise cat!


Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A few days of lovely weather this time of year -- a real gift (I remember how lovely it was!)

Morning's Minion said...

I brought in a few twigs from our goat-willow tree. They've obliged by coming out in fuzzy grey kittens--which our cats have bitten off and strewn on the table.
I undertake pruning with some trepidation. No matter how I look at a diagram of how it should be done, the tree or bush I'm working at doesn't fit the picture.

Barb said...

I love pussy willows. I hope you have a forsythia there, too. I remember how you brought in branches last spring.