and it took it's sweet time too... it still isn't summery warm yet, but the sun has shown for more than two hours at a time and i am happy to report that there is blue sky above us - a fact that i wasn't so certain of a week or so ago.
in my zeal for summer, i did what i have needed to do for a year or so..... i weeded and got my back yard/patio area ready to go, you know.... for summer.
i cleaned the water fountain of all it's slimy grime and it was bubbling away attracting little birdies within about 5 minutes.... i gotta say, just that alone made the effort worthwhile.
i weeded the side area and pulled down just about all of the just-now-flowering clematis. it had to be done. it was one big hump of growth, not doing at all what i wanted it to do, so... i am starting over with it. while back there it was hard to ignore the light shining through the vine maple... lovely isn't it?
i didn't go berserk and pull all the new garden plants. plants planted by the odd ant or bird or wind gust. this fern - probably a huge sword fern - is so pretty right now. i am sure one day i will regret not pulling it, but until then i am going to enjoy it's new green growth and the lovely shadows it cast.
i also went to work bright and early - before we opened - and bought myself 4 chairs for the back and have already used them to hold me up while a friend and i had a dinner of swiss chard omelet and a green salad with a nice red wine. and, then, the next morning while i ate breakfast.
i am filled with summer-is-finally-here joy. now, i hope it doesn't get too hot, i hate the heat....