Before we begin today, I’d like to explain what happened Sunday. In an effort to activate a new feature, I had deactivated another feature, which was unknowingly combined with the email subscriber capabilities. I didn’t realize the subscriber sign-up box was missing from my sidebar until later – after the Sunday morning post was published.
I wondered at the time if it was only the box that was deactivated or if it also eliminated sending my posts to email subscribers. Thanks to a faithful reader, she questioned why she didn’t have the Sunday post, fearful that she had done something wrong. Horrors!
It was all me, folks. I apologize, and all settings are now correct for sending my posts to you. This is my first publication since Sunday, so you’ve missed nothing else. Thank you for your patience!
Visit Sunday’s post here. As a follow-up, I’d like to thank Blogelina for my new (free!) blog design. You may not notice much difference, but the design offers features that help me with time efficiency. I like the navy and green. I hope you like it, too! You’ll see small differences as I tweak. The print is a little light for my eyes. What do you think?
Notice I changed my tagline under the blog name. I felt it was important to set a tone of peacefulness to match my recent focus on maintaining calm in our household. I hope you feel the difference, too. The added “sometimes with a plan” is a wink to my struggle with organization, but sometimes I actually do plan. Life is more peaceful that way.
Thank you for indulging me for a moment of explanation. Now, on to our blooms (mostly buds) for today!
Has Spring sprung at your house?
Have you looked closely?
With the warmth of Spring last week, everything is becoming colorful. (This morning, we hit 26º!)
Buds have burst through on the Red Bud Trees.
The pear tree blooms have opened fully.
Our peach tree is almost a goner – leaning and scarred, with a huge parasite problem or fungal issue of some sort. But, in spite of it all, it has started to bloom.
The Chinese snowball bush is developing bloom heads, which is confusing because last year it bloomed in October. It’s a fairly new bush, so is it trying to regulate itself or something?
I moved the two peony plants to a new spot – with plenty of room to grow. The white one is shooting on up. The pink one only has little knobs sticking out of the ground. Blooms are a couple of months away, I think.
After a hard winter, it’s a blessing to see that everything seems to have survived. So far. It amazes me how God designed plants (and us) to be so resilient!
What’s blooming in your yard? Any surprises you didn’t expect?
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