After the scary storms yesterday in our part of the country, which thankfully our town pulled through unscathed, the beauty of spring could be seen today shining it's face toward the sun and soaking up the nourishment of the drenching rains. The timing of the rain was good after the planting we finished earlier in the week. Here is a glimpse of what is peeking out in our world:
begonias, which Finn helped me pick out and plant
celosia, which Elizabeth chose and planted on her own
irises and dianthus, making their appearances for the third year
emerging leaves on the crepe myrtles
And inside the house, Finn is growing an avocado seed, which some of his friends from school have been doing in the after-care program. He's very excited to grow an avocado tree, given his immense love of eating avocados. I have yet to tell him that we don't really have the right climate for growing avocados for fruit. I think it will be enough to see all those amazing roots right through the glass jar and get the experience of growing one of his avocado pits.