Hello Spring, good bye drought?

This watering can filled up quickly under a downspout today.

This watering can filled up quickly under a downspout today.

Ooooo, nice weather! Nice to clean all that pollen out of the air and off of everything. Those late rains really triggered quite the explosion of flowers.

This flowering bush is just starting to bloom.

This flowering bush is just starting to bloom.

I had more irises than I ever remember this year, all over the yard.

I had more irises than I ever remember this year, all over the yard.

Purple is the predominant color right now.

Purple is the predominant color right now.

The time I put into this rock wall really paid off - Thanks Whipple for these groovy purple trailing flowers.

The time I put into this rock wall really paid off – Thanks Whipple for these groovy purple trailing flowers.

Yoo hoo neighbor! These gorgeous cascading wisteria greet us in the driveway.

Yoo hoo neighbor! These gorgeous cascading wisteria greet us in the driveway.

I’m of two minds on a day like today. When I went outside this morning, I noticed, everything looked so LUSH! ALIVE! And then I thought, “Oh sheesh, I can practically hear the weeds growing, we better fill up the gas can and get whacking.”  My husband has been mowing various lawns all day, and no kidding – the ones he did earlier today already seem to have grown some again already.  See, grass does make you paranoid.

The oak trees seem to have greened overnight.

The oak trees seem to have greened overnight.  Oh, crap – I’ll be raking up those little bastards in roughly six months. Sheesh!

These are echinacea seedlings - I gathered the seeds from the flowers I got last year.

These are echinacea seedlings – I gathered the seeds from the flowers I got last year.

It’s nice to be able to get outside again without the pollen all over everything. I’ve been working away on my strawberry pots. 

This is just about perfect strawberry weather.

This is just about perfect strawberry weather.

The plastic pots are working out good.

The plastic pots are working out good.

Of course, my bumper crop of garlic has attracted an interloper.

Of course, my bumper crop of garlic has attracted an interloper. I lined these beds, but they’re old and rotten, it looks like the little jerk wormed his way between the wood and the wire bottom. 

This is the Black Hole - best gopher trap ever.

This is the Black Hole – best gopher trap ever.

Best laid plans of mice and moms, eh? Every growing season has been so different, California truly is some kind of cornucopia. Every year there’s some blessings and some curses, and this year, I hope it will even up in the end. 

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