The past few days have been glorious! The star magnolia has popped into bloom -- too early as usual. It usually comes into bloom just in time to be hit by a freeze.
Justin has been busy tidying their yard and spreading mulch.
I've done a bit of tidying myself -- cutting back the dead sedum stalks and re-working this planter by our greenhouse door.
The fiber liner began to rot away years ago and I kept poking flat stones in to hold the dirt in place. Finally I bought some new liner material and reworked to whole thing.
It's too early to plant flowers in it but I did stick in some garlic cloves that were starting to sprout. They're quite hardy and I can harvest the shoots for salads or cooking till it's warm enough to stick in some geraniums.
And I got out and voted. I love being able to vote early -- it's handy -- right across the street from the grocery -- and it's quick.
This is probably the first time I've ever had such difficulty choosing between the candidates for the presidential nomination. (Democrat, of course.) I see pros and cons to both -- and actually sent money to one, early on, then voted for the other yesterday. I didn't quite flip a coin but almost. No matter, I'll happily support whichever is the candidate.
Because my greatest concern is that none of the Republican candidates prevail . . . Trump seems to me a vulgarian and a loose cannon who would, at the very least, lower our country in the estimation of the rest of the world; Cruz terrifies me with his smarmy, theocratic rhetoric, and Rubio seems like a pawn in the Republican game -- speaking in safe sound bites that follow the party line, a line I disagree with in almost every particular.
But I know there are those who feel every bit as threatened by the Democrats as I do by the Republicans. I wonder what it will take to bring this country together?
Maybe an invasion from outer space?