And here is just a beginning of green (trust me!), lilies from a friend in Illinois. This is along our back fence, adjoining the alley, so it has to be tough!! Hope it makes it - ground is very poor, although I gave it some extra good soil and fertilizer.
I had a burst of energy today - and broke up the "ice jam" that always accumulates. It's usually a small skating pond, treacherous when not expecting ice under snow. Hard work, DONE!
Then I cleaned the garage -- where did my energy come from???? Pulled out the cars, opened doors so the puddles dried, swept up clods of mud, leaves, debris from snow accumulation, threw a few items in the trash, and set up my tables to baste this latest quilt, "ENUF". Temps were close to 70 today, sunny, birds singing. 8-)))