Mornings in the garden are very calm, quiet, and beautiful. In the first photo you can see the distinctly cast shadows on the path as the early sun finds its way through the forest.
Orange -- wow!
Later in the day along the path heading to the front -- the pink azalea in the foreground is just now in full bloom while the azalea in the middle ground is finishing up. In the background is a light pink just starting, and a yellow deciduous beyond that.
By the time I posted this the pretty pink was a lot further along.
Rich calls this our stump garden. Pretty in its own way with all the ferns.
Then I turned around and took this picture. Not a lot blooming yet in the lower area, but it's coming -- daylilies, Lady's Mantle, and more. You can see my stamp room window overlooking the garden.
Oxalis are blooming at the foot of the garden stairs, not visible in the photo above, but they're always prettiest when seen up close, anyway.
I wish the pictures did better justice. You'd just have to be there on a pretty morning to appreciate it. I have a lot of pots I haven't planted yet. When they're full of annuals the garden fairly explodes with color. It requires lots of deer repellent and even then there are heartbreaking casualties, tsk tsk. I'm still trying to decide if I want to fill all the pots this year.
I'm looking forward to a trip with our camp trailer later this month. We'll go across the mountains to eastern Oregon, stopping overnight there and back. Just take our time and enjoy ourselves. Life is full! Have a happy day!