springtime photo post

i’m a few weeks behind on this, in consequence of which, you get more flowers, all at once!

this is the first year i’ve allowed myself the indulgence of a flowerbed, just for flowers, just for beauty — not food, not medicinal herbs. enough of those things are established now that i felt good about devoting the time and space for a patch of early spring bulbs. we got them into the ground in October, and here they are, first blush of springtime:
daffodils

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hyacinths!
hyacinth

hyacinth

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my forsythia bloomed this year, as well, though a little bit late (i think because it didn’t get much water this winter).
forsythia

cherry blossoms (in March, i might note):
cherry blossoms

which are certainly gorgeous, even if they are nearly two months early.
cherry blossoms

especially in front of that plowed field.
cherry blossoms

lots going on this spring. Jeremy came down to trim the trees:
cottonwood over yurt

doing a superb job, as always. the cottonwood canopy is lighter, healthier and more brilliant (and less dangerous to the house) than ever.

we planted a new globe willow tree by the chicken coop, for barnyard shade:
globe willow

Alan has been installing an aquaponics system between the patio and the garden, with Rev’s help:

installing the aquaponics system

installing the aquaponics system

and the most important part: gratuitous kitty pic.
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