What's new in your neck of the woods? Here are some of my happy thoughts of the week:
Pretty walks with Scout! The whole neighborhood is blooming now. I enjoy all the colors this time of year. Scout is enjoying seeing her dog friends.
The daffodils have faded except for this late blooming one.
Now the tulips are filling the garden:
My son worked on Easter so we didn't get to see the grandkids but they apparently had a great day. This is some of their haul from the holiday.
The big news of the week is this tree. 12 years ago, I planted a branch from a floral design that was my delivered to my Mom. It had rooted in the vase so I thought I was getting an interesting bush or small tree. Turns out it is a curly leaf willow. We've had neighborhood problems with branches falling down and smashing property. My poor neighbor Karen has had her vinyl fence smashed two times this past year. Brad and I decided it was time to take down the tree--which the tree guys said was 55 feet or more high.
It fascinates me to watch the men do their work. This was dangerous since the tree was surrounded by wires but they managed to finally get it down.
Some of the carnage. Yes, the garden took a hit but I had moved my most treasured plants before they arrived.
The garden looks a bit naked now but you have to look at these things as an opportunity. Gardens change just as people do often because of factors that are out of our control. My front yard is getting less sunlight simply because the neighbors' trees have grown so I'll be moving some shade plants to the front and add sun loving plants to the back yard.
Wooly Bully is doing well :) She gets her hair cut next Tuesday!
I hope you are all having a wonderful week. Join LeeAnna at Not Afraid of Color for more fun positive posts!