I decided to take Anand’s suggestion and come out to the shed after lunch to work, so I wouldn’t keep getting irritated by mess in the house and wanting to snap at my family to clean it up faster.
I admit, I’d sort of avoided getting started in shed work season this year, even though it’s warmed up enough for it (I have a space heater and an electric blanket, so it’s quite toasty in there), mostly because I’ve been so incredibly busy the last few weeks that I haven’t had time to do any clear up in the backyard and it’s a disaster, trash and all kinds of gunk. Depressing to look at it!
I took ten minutes just now to clear away the thick leaves that were smothering the little yellow winter aconites just by my shed door. I planted them for the first time last fall, so the flowers are new to my garden this spring.
I’m not normally a yellow person, but winter aconites DO bloom incredibly early, which is a big plus in my book, and my son loves yellow the best (“like the sun!”), so I thought I could allow some yellow flowers in my back garden for him, at least. And already, I’m quite ridiculously fond of them, if only for the very silly little green ruff they have, which makes me think of Queen Victoria and court jesters and the like.
Welcome little ones. Something lovely, something new.