|I have no idea what Maddie is staring at, but it was not enough to|
rouse Ruby from her sun-warmed stupor!
We are in for some threatening storms off and on this week, as well as a brief return to cooler weather, but yesterday was a perfectly beautiful spring day and some of us took full advantage of the fact! One likes to roll in warm dried leaves:
And one just likes to make funny faces in the sunshine:
The birds have been busy this spring, with one even building a nest in a potted vine on our deck:
I am pretty sure it is a cardinal nest, even though I have not yet seen the bird laying the eggs:
It occurred to me that I have never posted photos of our brand new deck. We replaced the old deck last fall after a scary incident with the railing (please ignore all of the junk under the deck, and the fact that somehow our silly Maddie kept ending up in the pictures):
It looks so much nicer, and is certainly a lot safer! Now that the wood has had a chance to cure, we will have it sealed this year. We removed the confederate jasmine that caused all of the damage to the old deck, so now I have to decide what, if anything, to plant in its place. I am thinking about shrubs of some sort, possibly more azaleas if they can tolerate the dry slope, or something else if not.
And the perfect ending to a perfectly lovely day was the start of the new season of my favorite television show, "Call the Midwife", last night. I hope you had a lovely weekend as well, but if not, hopefully spring has some delightful surprise for you soon!