Happy Earth Day!
After an unseasonable heat wave, the earth is smiling today in the gentle re-occurring showers of refreshing rain.
The tulips are cooked, and gone already, but they have been replaced by more bounteous beauty.
Columbines and forget-me-nots.
Loderi King George is huge, and fragrant.
And then there is this!
When I wasn't watching, the wisteria bloomed!
In the background, you can see the snowball bush and another rhodie.
Lush new growth is everywhere, forming tapestries of color.
We went to our usual Friday morning breakfast with friends this morning. Then we stopped by a temporary hazardous waste station to drop off some disposables that need special handling. Next we went to a Fred Meyer store to shop for a few plants and to purchase our razor clam digging license. More about that later. Back at home I got sprinkled on a bit as I worked outside on the garden, weeding and beheading spent tulips.
And that's how I celebrated Earth Day.
And now I offer my photos in "grateful praise" for this beautiful earth that we must guard and protect.