Spring is always one of my favorite times in the garden, especially after a long, hard winter. Spring has definitely sprung here. The tulips are in bloom and most of the daffodils have already come and gone.
There are still a few interesting daffs hanging around though, like these lovely white ladies.
And this eggy-ruffly daff.
I don't know if it was the cold, snowy winter, or what, but this spring there is a surprise in the backyard that I've never seen before.
It's a carpet of pretty purple blooms winding along the fence, leading halfway down the yard. If you bend down for a closer peek you'll find...
Hundreds of grape hyacinths, nestled among the grass. I've never seen this many, throughout so much of the grass. They're a lovely, cheery surprise.
And this crab apple tree, it's my favorite. Most of the year it's kind of homely looking, but once a year she puts on her best duds, does her hair and makeup to perfection, and oh, she shines.
I can't wait to see what surprises summer brings.
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