Its been raining all week, so I haven't had a chance to do my yard patrols. But this weekend has been glorious (it was almost 70 degrees on Saturday), so mom finally took me out so I could make sure the yard was OK.
So much has changed since I've been out last! Lots of yellow! First, the Carolina Jessamine vine is starting to bloom, and it is full of blossoms!
And the ornamental strawberry is also starting to bloom
Our fruit trees have been blooming for about two weeks now, and all the petals are starting to fall. It almost looks like snow!
And now there is purple! Oh, the color of royalty, my favorite! Mom put a bunch of bulbs in the ground last year she got from a friend, that she doesn't know the name, but they are sure pretty! Update: Many commented they thought these were hyacinths. Mom thinks they are right, they have the right "morphology" (what ever that means).
And the ground cover that I love to walk through cause its right next to the house (I've got a path going through it), is blooming purple too!
And then I just had to check out the white flowers that Mom can't remember the exact name (something like Arisimum). (Update: Kimo told me the flowers are Alyssum (Alyssum lobularia maritima), they also come in purple!)
I love these flowers! They are full of bees! I just can't resist the bees! (click to biggify)
While we were out front, I had to check out the neighborhood mail box, which is at the end of our driveway. A nice lady from up the street came to pick up the mail, and we chatted for a while. She was furry impressed, as she had never seen a cat in a harness before. I sat there nicely and watched her. Then O'Malley, the Irish setter from across the street, came over. His owner lets him out front when he is working in the yard. This upsets Mom, she doesn't like him getting in our front yard. But O'Malley was pretty nice. He's kind old, and wasn't aggressive at all, and we just kind of watched each other. Mom made me go back to the back yard, although I didn't want to, cause there was so much interesting stuff going on out front. I met my first woofie!