Sacramento has been stuck beneath its famous winter fog for weeks. So, when the sun came out for the whole weekend, we ran outside to meet it.
I have two enormous lavender bushes. They smell wonderful. The bees love them, yet all I want is to be able to see the bird bath from my office window. Last week I picked up some old fashion hedge trimmers at an estate sale. Lavender #1 got a serious hair cut.
Saturday, I did my annual post-Christmas trip to SMUD (Sacramento Municiple Utility District) where they offer free wood chips to the public. Yard smells of pine trees. 🙂
Weeding around the compost boxes I pulled up a rogue red potato. Yummy.
Refilled the bird bath, a popular watering hole for the local blue jays and chickadees. And now I can watch them from my window. 🙂
I hesitantly trimmed back the Chinese Lanterns. Saved these few flowers for the window sill.
Out at the river, Zephyr couldn’t be happier. At nearly 12 years old, he is still a spry & handsome dude.
Trying to capture the both of us on our own, a tricky photo-op, but we’re both happy to be out in the sun.
Thank you sunshine, d xo