The Red Cardinal Garden of Neglect soldiered on while we were away.
Behold, the first Iris of the season..
We have roses, with a bit of black spot..
Winter is, quite frankly, a bit of a fizzer.
While we are having early mornings down to 2-3 degrees, the maximums have been 26 - 28 degrees!
If this keeps up, the daffodils will refuse to play this year...
These little guys were glad to see us return...
They might be wild birds, but they believe they own us.
They are quite happy to have us walking about and feeding them, but when visitors come there is great consternation, fussing and squawking.
You'd think they'd seen a snake...
Today is my mother's birthday.
She would be 100 years old if she were still with us.
Mum was a great teacher, and taught me so many things I still enjoy.
Music, sewing, reading, gardening, baking - the list goes on.
This is her portrait as a young woman in her teens.
Happy Birthday Mum...
Some of you may have heard that 12 hours after we returned home from Europe, Mr Cardinal slipped and fell, fracturing his left hip.
He had a week in hospital and is now at home recuperating, unable to put weight on that side for at least six weeks. There was no surgery needed, just rest and avoidance of any movement which would extend the fracture.
This is actually very difficult to achieve, but he is very strong-minded and a good patient.
Another X-ray will be taken in a couple of weeks to check his progress.