After days and days of chilly temperatures it finally warmed up enough for the family to venture outside. I couldn’t help but “stop and smell the roses” so to speak, noticing all of the pretty things that have grown since I was last outside.
For starters, my 6 year old hosta came back bigger than ever.
I filled in some more rock around the mailbox garden which is blooming quite nicely.
The phlox aren’t near as pretty as they were two weeks ago but pretty enough.
I added two new fuchsia baskets which happen to be my favorite hanging plant ever!
Emma picked out some dragonfly thingies to put by the mums.
And finally, probably the most interesting of them all is this next one. We found something inside our brick mailbox. Our son told us he saw a bird crawling under the mailbox (the black part usually inside the hole) which has a little gap on the bottom. I pulled out the box to find that a bird had in fact built a nest from the ground up (about 4 feet high) inside the brick. We see her fly in every few hours or so with something new in her beak, mostly green leaves these days.