Sunday Best Schnibble pattern.
Friday was my dear mother's 87th birthday. We celebrated by going out for dinner and then back to her house for birthday cake. My siblings and their spouses all went as well so it was a fabulous evening of laughter and good times. This was a much better birthday for her than last years when she was in and out of the hospital with a septic hip. We keep calling her our "Energiz*er Bunny" with the way she keeps on going with never a complaint. What an inspiration she has been to all of us. Unfortunately, I left my camera at her house with the pictures on it so will just share her birthday postcard I made her.
We have enjoyed yet more beneficial rain in our area and everything is really starting to pop out in the garden. We are able to enjoy fresh citrus most of the year, but this time of the year sees some of my favorite - the blood oranges and the tangerines. Even the tortoises have made an appearance this past week, out from their winter hibernation.
Please join me for a little stroll around the yard.
Moisture ladden spider webs everywhere.
In the Red Maple....
On the ground.
Citrus trees covered with fruit.
Stone fruit bursting with blossoms.
Blood oranges ready to be picked.
Valencia oranges - full of juice.
Blood oranges - so red and juicy too.
Raphiolepsis, ready to pop.
Lavender blooming in the pots.
Enjoy your week ahead.