Laume (of Laume's Studio and Beach Treasure) enjoyed the signs I posted earlier and emailed this picture she took in New York. Little chance of confusion with the bottom one. Thanks, Laume!
This morning it rained, and I complained because the weather was so beautiful yesterday, and I'd planned on yard work today. As I moaned and groaned, it cleared off and we were treated to a marvelous afternoon. So the yard and garden clean up got done after all.
Although we need the rain (and it is moving back in as I type), we also needed to do some mowing and trimming and disposal of all the detritus that wasn't discarded in the fall. Fee was home this afternoon and did the mowing and gutter cleaning. I dug up a shrub and two rose bushes that were in the wrong place and that I've threatened to dispose of every year. I also dug up cannas that were WAY to crowded and banana plants that were in the wrong place. It was an afternoon extravaganza, but things are looking better. It was so hot! Shorts, sleeveless shirt, and sweat--a winning combination.
My treat was finding a Lenten Rose I'd planted a couple of years ago and forgotten about. Actually thought it died during last year's drought. But no, in perfect harmony with the season, it was putting on a lovely, if tastefully sedate show. Now, why didn't I take pictures? Didn't even dawn on me and doubt I'll have a chance tomorrow, if the weather holds to the prediction. I'm always forgetting to take my camera with me when I leave, but the camera was within easy reach if I'd just thought of it.