Sunday, April 25, 2010


Gardened all day Sunday in the East Bay. Shopped in sunshine at Berkeley Hort (above) for plants and supplies, the foremost find being the beautiful peony bush below.

Last year's lavender is suddenly thick with new growth, above. Below, the strong clear sunlight illuminates the moldy old garage.

These yellow things came back -- to everyone's surprise -- after dying back almost to nothing over the winter.

The calla lilies remain enfeebled, with small leaves and few flowers, in the aftermath of their unearthing and breaking up and replanting back in January. But even in their present sad state they strike sleek poses. And their ultimate recovery is not in doubt.

My daughter's roses are about to pop. They are beside themselves with eagerness.