When the kids were young I would take them exploring to see what treasures were in their own yard. We would look at rocks, flowers-whatever we could find. I have carried out that tradition with the grandkids. Today, however, without any kids in tow, I decided to head outside to see what signs of spring I could find.
I found this beauty growing in an obscure corner of our yard.
I love succulents.
They offer such unique colors…
The textures of the cactus…
…give interesting diversity to our yard.
This herb left from last summer is crawling along its terracotta pot.
A potato vine is in full bloom.
I rescued these snapdragon from our local home improvement store (they were about to be discarded).
The Heavenly Bamboo has some interesting blooms.
This lone beauty was poking out.
Nearby, roses are in full bloom.
The vegetable garden has been started.
We have several varieties of tomatoes,
cilantro (love this versatile herb!)
yellow squash, zucchini, jalapeno, carrots, bell peppers,
and lettuce so far.
We actually have a very small backyard.
Yes, spring is definitely here!