In contrast to people in New England, here at 7600 feet in the San Luis Valley of Colorado, we’ve had a micro-winter. Almost NO snow. It’s been incredibly warm (topping 40 in January, normally the coldest month) and the fifties from there on out. Yesterday I went out and “thatched” the lawn which means raking up dead grass and leaves preparing the lawn of the future. Since I don’t like yard work or lawn mowing the long term objective didn’t make me quiver with anticipation.
David — local handyman — and his son, Dominic, cut down 2/3 of a fifteen foot high, 30 feet long, lilac hedge between my driveway and my neighbor’s.
My little spring garden was doing well, though, and I appreciated her efforts. I’ve watered her all winter so the bulbs would have something to grown on. I have a fairy garden because my step-daughter-in-law — with whom I’m close — and I live far apart so we both have the same fairy house which resembles my house in the mountains of California. I painted the roof of my fairy house red to make it even more similar.
Three inches so far and still coming down. 🙂
If you otice the fairy garden’s fence, and it amuses you, this might be what you need to hear this morning: