...'appiness is bloomin' all around 'er...

...the daffodils are smilin' at the doves...when Mary holds your hand, you feel so grand. Your 'eart starts beatin' like a big brass band...

I walked into the backyard, saw these beauties waving at me, and immediately I heard Bert the Chimney Sweep singing about how the world is a better place with Mary Poppins in it. The fruitless pear trees are also bloomed out all over town with white snowflake petals so the almond orchards can't be far behind. In the next two or three weeks the pink blossoms of peach trees and nectarines and plums will arrive and it will once again be Springtime in the Valley!

Jaeger says it's time to plant veggies:
Mr. Last always listens when Jaeger speaks. He started peppers and tomatoes from seed:
I planted basil. Radishes can wait. I'm radished out right now, but the colorful seed packets look so pretty together:
It's really too early to plant outside just yet. Tomatoes and peppers from seed take a loooooong time to mature so we start them in Jiffy peat pods that sit in a tray on the dining room table for now. There they get lots of warm southern sunlight before we introduce them to the big outdoors in about a month. Growing food is a very satisfying hobby.

...ooohhhhhh...it's a jolly 'oliday with Mary...Mary makes the sun shiiiinnne bright...

Gotta run.  I hear a one-man band approaching.

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