Sunday was a special day all round -- beginning with pancakes for everyone! Claui, Justin, and Josie along with Uncle Ethan who was here for a quick visit. I wish I had gotten pictures, especially of Josie twirling and rough housing with her daddy on the sofa, then falling down and saying Wow! - while cutting her eyes at Ethan to make sure he was appreciating the show. (He was -- he said Wow! too.)
After the gang left, I took advantage of the warm, clear day to get outside, pull some weeds, and clear some space for future planting of some deer-resistant pretties. (Does anyone have any suggestions?)
I had to get up close to spot this little grape hyacinth amid the weeds -- may it multiply!
A few early wasps and bees are out and I saw one tiny blue butterfly -- which disappeared before I could grab my camera.
The minute pretty purple blooms of invasive Creeping Charlie. I harden my heart and out it goes!
And the mottled foliage of a trillium.
A Confederate violet -- technically a weed but I made an executive decision and left it.
What a day! Pancakes, family, and digging in the dirt! And a big bucket of spring green for the chickens to enjoy.