I just thought I'd share a few pics I took of my backyard gardens. I shot them on 4/18, when the little shoots were just beginning to poke through. As you can imagine, they look quite different now! With the exception of the top left photo, all of the flowers came from my Grandparents' yard. When they passed away, I dug out as many perennials from their flowerbeds as I could, and replanted them at my house. Most of the flowers in my backyard are a tribute to them, since they were very proud of their Black River, MI homestead.
The sun decoration in the middle photo was made by my cousin and his wife, Lee. She created the design and he welded the metal into shape. Lee is an extremely talented artist who recently has fallen very ill. We are all praying that she will get well soon so that she can continue making her beautiful art!
I'm going to have to get back out there with my camera and take some updated photos. For now, here you go: