Highlight: Our featured picture of the first rose of the year comes with a short story. Dear Daughter #2 moved into her first home last year. In the backyard was a long neglected and almost leafless rosebush. Beautiful wife and I could hear it weeping. Dearest daughter had plans for the area surrounding the rose and the sad little bush was not part of the plan. Beautiful Spouse, heart opened wide, offered to give the bush a home. Last Autumn, we tended and nurtured our new charge in hopes that Spring would bring renewed health and vigor. Look for yourself. Our efforts have been repaid many times over by our Rescue Rose.
Weather: The day started with unexpected rain. This meant that I would have to delay some long overdue trimming and mowing. It cleared in the early afternoon and later thunderstorms briefly disrupted power. Today, I installed a new Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) so that we would not lose our WiFi and phone service during power outages. The brief power outage confirmed that the new UPS works as advertised. (Detailed Summary – click here.)
Plantings: Nothing to report.
Harvest: Nothing to report.