It's hard to wake up on the wrong side of the bed when you look out the kitchen window and see this:
the arbor smothered in pink roses & honeysuckle.
bliss, bliss, bliss.
That's looking left. The view looking center is the birdhouse tuteur bed:
The view looking right:
Hawthorne tree in bloom (with ladder left over from last nights grackle eviction.)
The blooms are usually covered with bees & the sound of their buzzing noticeably loud.
Unfortunately, last week I learned the neighbor discovered a colony of bees in the spruce tree behind my house. Instead of calling a beekeeper, he called property management. You can guess what happened ~ extermination. It still makes me sick. I've seen very few ever since... :-(
Not out the kitchen window but next to my sink:
A double pink gloxinia!
No excuses to be grumpy, right?!!