We're all huddled up in my office waiting for Rick, the furnace repair man. You know you have an old furnace when you're on a first name basis with the furnace guy. Fortunately it's still warm out - about 12C or so - so the house is hovering at about 17C. He's promising to be here in about 2-1/2 hours, so hopeful that we can breathe enough life into the old beast to get us through the next 2 months. Fingers crossed.
Out in the yard yesterday, the warm weather was helping the Hellebore's buds swell - this is my front yard Ivory Prince.
Camera on the leaves for this shot. Looks vaguely rude doesn't it?
First year ever - yes, I realize it's only March, and I'm counting chickens before the eggs hatch - but this will be the first year ever, I've wintered over a rosemary.....which would be brilliant.
And just because it's been a while, here are a few crimes against evergreens, showing that burlap in the wrong hands is dangerous...I believe these are spruce:
What did these yews ever do to be treated this way?
And one last shot of the day - a Where's Waldo? How many swans can you count in this photo? Never seen so many flying in a flock. Lovely to see them and here their soft woo-woo-woo sounds.