Aside from one extremely hot day, the weather has been fairly spring-like here, perhaps on the whole a little cooler than usual. And it has been windy — very windy. So windy that our decrepit fence seemed to be in great danger the other night, swaying back and forth.
With the more seasonal weather, the tulips have arrived in our front garden. I did some playing around with textures to try to add a bit of pizzazz to the photos.
In the backyard, our lilac bush has also come into bloom.
The two raised stepping stones were made by the kids for Mothers Day, and Shauna gave her the pot of yellow begonias (above and below).
You have no doubt noticed that we have no grass back there. Living in a townhouse, we grew tired of pushing the lawnmower the somewhat long route around neighbours properties from the front to the back. That plus the fact that the soil and lawns are not exactly great here caused us to mulch the yard last year, and we are happy enough with that solution.
As a parting shot here are closer shots of the two stepping stones from the kids. They are too fragile to actually step on, but they add a nice touch.