The calendar may not say Spring yet but here in Texas it couldn't be more springy if we begged for it! The temperatures have been warmer than normal and everything is waking up outside.
Yesterday we had torrential rains and then the sun came out. :)
Belle and I ventured out to see what we could spy after the rains stopped.
She's always watching the greenbelt behind the house for critters. Last week there was a skunk marching around out there that sure had her attention and ours!
Spring is the time for making big plans in the gardens. We don't have huge spaces in our yard at this house but that won't stop me from beautifying something every year.
This year I'm hoping to add some trees that will bring a little privacy on one side of the yard.
You know, nothing too big and hopefully evergreen.
My biggest hope this year is a pond. If you've been with me long enough to remember the pond from our last house, it won't be anything like that! Our yard at this house isn't much bigger than that pond was. We are sketching and planning and doing some numbers to see if it's possible.
I'm planning to add more pot plants this year. I love big pots because it's easy to put a variety of plants in them and to control the water situation on hot days.
We are also continuing to care for the birds.
We just put up another new feeder filled with sunflower seeds.
This is a bluebird house on the fence. Have I shown you this before?
$10 and about 5 days later and Mama and Papa Bluebird had moved in. Bluebirds like open spaces because they eat worms and bugs. From the fence they can survey and forage easily. They also have a little protection in our flower beds with the crepe myrtles and foliage.
I did trespass today to show you what's inside the bluebird house right now.
Doesn't this just make you smile? This is the real deal!
What are your gardening plans this year?
My Texas girlfriends and I are joining together for the Bluebonnet Blog Hop.
Grab your coffee and join us for a little spring inspiration.