When I woke up Saturday afternoon, it was raining. It rained Sunday, too. And today, it rained some more. Sigh. And just when I was about to lose hope of ever being able to work outdoors again, today's rain became a drizzle, and then a mist, and then nothing. So I got crack-a-lackin'.
All that rain made it easy to pull up weeds, and once I got started with the weeds I went kinda crazy and pulled up all the vinca in the front yard. I hate that stuff. Or at least, I hate(d) the big bed of it that grew all over the sidewalk, wrapped itself around the rose bush, twined across the front porch steps and threatened to take over the whole front yard. I think I might like vinca that behaves itself. Maybe. This stuff had been allowed to grow wild for who knows how long.
After I yanked up all that stuff I moved on to something a lot more fun. A whole lot prettier, too.
After that I stuck some petunias and some more alyssum (I really like alyssum) in a couple planters on the steps of my side porch.
And for the grand finale of the day, this: