Well, I think I have most of the yard art done.
There does come a time when you just have to stop shopping at the thrift store and put the can of spray paint down.
And just walk away.
I finally stopped after I spray painted the cyclone fence in front.
But it came out nice. Our rag tag front fence line has never looked this good.
I did have fun and the yard looks cheerful. But it could be just because the lilacs are in full bloom, though. We have so many, so I always give a bunch to my neighbor Mags, as kind of a pre–Mother’s Day present for her.
April ended up being pretty busy. Things are kicking into gear at the Arboretum, and we actually are going to be able to have some events this summer. We are doing a Lavender Day Festival in July, so we have been repotting plants for sale like crazy.
We are also giving away salsa and pizza plant kits which will have an assortment of herbs in each one, planting instructions, some fun plant facts, and of course recipes.
It just feels really nice to maybe get back to normal, a little bit.
Greg and I are even talking about doing another midsummer party in June. We still have to work out some of the logistics for spacing and food. We fix traditional Swedish treats, have a midsummer pole to dance around, sing songs, play Kubb, do scavenger hunts, and make floral crowns to wear. It sounds silly but I think we all need a little silly right now.
I also need to see some friends.
And I need to laugh out loud.
But back to the yard.
I still may add some things in the coming months, but right now its settling into spring and the warmer weather.
So here are a few more pictures of the yard.
I hope they bring a smile or two.
Just an empty vintage gas can with an old bird hose bib.
Hope you all are having a bright and hopeful springtime.
See you next time,