Happy Summer! This is a little window into how our backyard is behaving lately. It's been a few years in the making and with such heavy snowfall this winter (the snow line was about a foot below the top of the fence) we're so excited our little oasis has been resuscitated. It's the first day of summer and we have a hatched egg, tulips, sprouting lettuce, two happy japanese maples, a red bell looking plant I've never seen before, David, the gnome, standing his ground and lots of green goodness which I can only name about half. My husband's green thumb has reached a whole new level this year.