"Isn't she lovely?"

Ok, I have to admit I have Stevie Wonder singing in my head as I write this post title, so now I think maybe you do, too!

I just had to share.

Look at Ms. Daffodil above -- here she is this morning. Looking for the sunshine that graced us today.

And here she is, this afternoon, as she begins to unfurl her precious petals in preparation for her "First Bulb of the Season Party!"

And you are invited!

I'm continually amazed at how such a simple little thing can be so joyful.

The normally-cranky looking Mr. Leatherleaf Mahonia is quite perky in today's sunshine as well, as he shows off his yellow berries.  The birds don't eat them, though.  I'm guessing they taste like they look - kind of prickly.

And here's the view up the side path to the wild garden, with that glorious sunslight glinting on the trees.  Lots of dead foliage and plants in here right now, but in spite of that, it looked beautiful to me today.  Sunlight has a way of changing your view of things, doesn't it?

I guess that's why I love living in Texas - LOTS of sunshine.  (Ask me how I feel about it in August!)

But, today, I'll leave you with another jingle in your head - like McDonald's...

"I'm Lovin' It!"

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