Bzzz Bzzz

First, I hear an incessant Lilliputian drilling. Then, sawdust on the table. Monday morning, I spy one solitary sentry hovering. One week after the carpenter bee expulsion and it appears they are back. I call the exterminator and they return for a courtesy visit and reapply the poisonous treatment to the burrow holes followed by …

First Bloom

The garden is coming to life one bloom at a time. Tulips bashfully hide behind the bamboo. A wee daffodil peeks out from a bush. The Japanese maple, the one I thought was on its last limb, sprouts lush burgundy leaves. The creeping clematis looks healthy as it winds itself around the rusted iron fence. …