Yesterday was one of those days when very little goes right, to the extent I got a parking ticket for an expired permit that clearly wasn’t expired. The permit states it expires June 30, 2015. Go figure. Someone broke off the garden stakes identifying the flower border on the outside Plot Against Hunger garden. The dealership that services my car neglected to do the emissions test with the safety inspection, so I had to get that done at an inspection station. Fortunately, the haircut went well, but then I came home and burned my lunch!
After that I decided maybe I should stay close to home and not drive anywhere, so I focused on cleaning and laundry. But as I went about the chores, I kept noticing how beautiful the courtyard is.
Dogwoods are in full bloom.
The lily of the valley I planted a number of years ago have spread nicely under the Chinese elm.
We’re still enjoying the last of the Kwanzan cherry bloom.
The fothergilla are looking like happy puppies.
And who can resist a view through a pink dogwood?