While I was out, I set the tomato cages over the peonies. I'm glad I didn't wait any longer because the largest ones were big enough it made this a little bit difficult to do without breaking anything. Looks like the one on the right needs a little straightening.
There are a couple of more tulips growing in the whiskey barrel with the mint. If memory serves, these will be yellow ones.
And happy, happy, joy, joy! There's a bud on the red Irish poppy. (The poppy isn't Irish, but it came from Ireland.) I've been looking at this every day and I hadn't seen anything until yesterday. Possibly the wind blew the leaves away from it and uncovered it. Now I'm wondering if there will be more. I kind of remember having about eight flowers last year.
If all goes well, it will open to look like this one from last year.
Also, we have plenty of these guys growing. It wouldn't be spring without them, would it?
Back inside, I finished hand sewing the binding on the Pansy Mosaic. That makes this a finish. It ends up at 34 x 47 inches.
This was my April OMG, and so I'll link up at the month-end party.
Of course, it was subjected to Smitty's critical eye.
He was looking so sober and serious, I decided to tell him a joke:
Riddle: How did the millionaire gardener get rich so quick?
Answer: He was running a huge pansy scheme.
Oh my gosh...that gave him a good LOL.
Here's how the quilt looks from the back.
Okay, so we had some lunch and then went out for a drive. Mike is feeling pretty much back to normal, and we felt like mole people getting out into the bright sunshine. Everything is so green and lush right now.
With so few people out, the air is clear too. In the image below, you can see the tippy top of Mt. Hood over the tree tops.
We passed by lots of barns, but I didn't take a lot of pictures.
Back home, a miracle happened. Smitty actually allowed Sadie to share Mike's lap with him. He gave her the stink-eye when she jumped up, but then was apparently too lazy to fight it.
Of course, they practiced appropriate social distancing. Kitties must stay a tail's length apart.
It was also a good vantage point to watch this little sh*t of a squirrel eating all the new growth off our Dwarf Japanese Maple tree. Yeah...I ran outside and chased him off.
So it's another lovely day. I'm for sure going to get out and plant the annuals. The culinary herb garden still needs weeding and cleaning up, but I expect that will get put off another day. This afternoon, I'll probably get back to my sewing room and finish off the Half Square Affair. There are probably two more quilts before I've done away with all the HST's, and so I'll just keep going until they're finished.