Signs of Spring, Near Philadelphia
The quarantine has come at a fairly good time, it seems. It's time for spring yard work, and just before everything shut down (well, almost everything), Joe took himself over to the lawn and garden store in search of some azaleas. The ones out back needed some refreshment. He saw this heather and couldn't resist it. Today he took it out front and planted it along the wall near the driveway.
Joe snipped this forsythia early last week and brought it in to force bloom. That took just a couple of days. I love how it brightens the kitchen.
We had a nice surprise this morning when we got up. Out in our yard was a visitor! We knew we had a fox or two living in the nearby woods, and Joe and Blackberry reported sightings on their late-night walks. I'd seen a fox walking along late at night one time. But this particular guy or gal was curled up, almost napping, right between our home and Andrea's! At one point the fox turned to the left and I could see its face, but my finger on the camera wasn't quick enough. Soon after I took the picture, the fox got up and stretched and sauntered down the back of our yard into a neighbor's. I think he or she is looking for a mate right about now. Foxes don't need to keep a six-foot distance!