I've got an idea about the garden "gate".
The lone deep purple castor bean is finally beginning to bloom. I have no hopes of seed from this plant.
And someone is determined to stay in bed all day.
It's sunny and 54 degrees. The morning low was 39. A heavy dew is covering everything. The high today should reach the mid 70s again.
11:36am - It's 64 degrees and warming quickly. The arbor in the perennial bed has been cleared of dead vines. The trellis on the chimney got cleaned too. While cleaning the gutters, I realized I had my camera in my pocket. So now, for something completely different...
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The meadow garden just got a whole lot bigger.
3:31pm - I cleaned the bird feeders and refilled them with fresh seed.
I made a wire arbor from the grapevine trellis for the backyard gateway.
I moved a couple of birdhouses to better locations, further from another.
I sowed some seeds from Cornus florida and Calycanthus floridus. I topped them with sand. I can't remember why, but I've read it's good to do.
I took apart the leafblower, again. One bolt had wriggled lose and it would not start due to lack of compression. I got it all back together again and collected a sack of leaves from Larry's yard. I spread them beneath the thundercloud plum. It needs a new fan/blade. It's not shredding like it should. I need to remember to avoid the sticks and twigs. I also cleaned the bird bath.
All in all, it's been a simply stunning day as I pay no attention to the trim that needs to be caulked and painted.
The chickadees have already found the feeders. The doves will be along shortly.