Sunshine...on my shoulder...makes me happy

I know we have HUNDREDs of days of sunshine each year here in Central Texas and I know how lucky we are. Yet it never ceases to amaze me how much I truly appreciate another beautiful day here in Austin. The sun and the dew on the evergreen plants in the yard [and some not quite so evergreen - read - ginger!] was so lovely this morning, I just had to share it.

[And I know I'm dating myself with that headline for those of you who hummed it to yourselves! Tee hee!]

I got an email today from my cousin and her husband in Germany and they have a beautiful yellow crocus in full bloom in Weilerswist. Even where the winters can be bitter, the determination of our plants to bring us happiness is strong!

So, today I tore out all the dead tomato plants and put away the amazing folding, square tomato cages in preparation for the new garden project. I'm making the call tomorrow to get a fence put up and another vegetable bed created. I planted a globe artichoke and some lettuce today, and am just about to plant a multitude of seeds in seed pots to start indoors before it really warms up outside. I'm just planting one tray of seeds, to keep it manageable, and will have an assortment of veggies and perennials or annuals.