My yard is a riot of color.
The crabapple tree outside my window is a joyous shade of pink. This picture was taken last Thursday, our last sunny day, and the tree is entirely pink flowers now.
It's been raining since Thursday night, with the exception of Saturday afternoon. So, I don't have any close pictures of the garden itself for you. I promise I'll add some if the sky stops leaking on my head.
Edited to add: It stopped raining for about 12 minutes! Here are pictures!
My Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce has begun to peek through the soil. I have some leaves as big as a fingernail. I know it's not much, but it's only been 8 days since we planted. Our onions all also have green shoots a couple of inches long, and the radishes, of course, are appearing.
I received the seeds I ordered yesterday, and I'll plant them with the boys if it ever stops raining in my little corner of the world. I have to say that the service from this place was good - I had the seeds a week after I ordered them - but should you order from them, do NOT pay the extra premium for UPS shipment. We don't have mail delivery in our little town, so if we get mail, we have to go to the post office to pick it up. Thus, I try to use UPS for everything. Well, I paid the premium, and they mailed the seeds anyway. I do, however, like the fact that this company seems to specialize in seeds that thrive in colder climates, and therefore grow faster; one of my tomato seed packets even claims that they'll be ready in 48 days! So, if you're looking for organic and/or heirloom seeds, I would recommend that you try seedstrust.com. Of course, I'll let you know as the summer progresses how these seeds do!
And remember the plum tree Ryan found last summer? We went out and cut back branches which had been shading it to make it healthier. Well, this is what Ryan found last Thursday, our last sunny day:
And he was pleased to note that we have new branches growing on it. It certainly is pretty.
Lastly, this visitor to our weeping cherry tree. Sadly, he's not our cardinal. I've never been able to get a picture of the cardinal, but maybe some day....