Well it seems like the warm weather is here to stay. We have been spending our time doing “yardening” – a term coined by my husband, who says gardening to him is just plants. He’s out there tending the plants, but also the pond and other stuff too. Re-paving the courtyard, soon to be building a pergola and the like . . . so yardening it is!

We have some gorgeous roses in our front garden. Some are just small plants, but one of them has the most thick, gnarly old trunk on it and it is absolutely laden with blooms. I can’t take any credit – they were already in the garden when we moved in to our house in June. But I sure can enjoy the bounty! Like this vase full of beauty at our kitchen window.

Roses at my window

What’s brightening up your world today?