This morning eighteen of us ladies gathered for our Saturday morning walk, and it was simply sublime. We covered five miles or so in brilliant sunshine. Today's weather is the reason why we all stick around through all the dreary days of winter; it was crisp and cool, sunny and magnificent. We'll probably get almost to 60°F (13°C) today, same as yesterday, when it rained most of the day. The temperature, if you can believe it, on Thursday, the day of our hike, made it all the way to 80° here in Bellingham before thunderstorms moved in. All day long yesterday the temperature fell. It was weirdly humid and hot on Thursday, but today it's just perfect! Lily and I went to the Farmers' Market afterwards for some items and I saw this great picture (above).
Front porch flowers
My front porch is showing off some of the flowers I've gathered for the season. Only one plant made it through the winter in that middle box, but I've filled it with new flowers, even a begonia (my first). If I keep the pansies well watered, they should stay all summer long.
Pansies and coral bells (?)
I also have some giant pansies on the left, and I bought and repotted the plant on the right, but I'm not sure exactly what it's called. I figure one of my readers will know, but Lynn thought maybe they are coral bells, which makes sense, looking at the flowers. Anyhow, my front porch gives me great pleasure every time I walk out the door these days. And the community garden is finally getting planted, too. I'll show you how it's coming along soon.