Spring's many blooms aren't the only thing to catch the eye.…
Isn't this lovely? I certainly thought so when I saw the way the strong afternoon sunlight looked streaming through the new leaves of my little purple smoke tree (Cotinus coggygria) near the driveway. A perfect example of nature's stained glass.
In case you're wondering, we're still working on the retaining wall. Obviously only a little bit at a time, given the slow progress—though we put in the hours and muscle power, and pay the aches and pains aftermath. There is every hope we'll finish the dratted thing before next winter. Maybe.