Look what I discovered on the edge of my potting bench. A mushroom growing on the wood. This even faces South and still the mushroom is growing. It's so lovely I don't have the heart to remove it; I'll see how it progresses.
A small batch of mushrooms have popped up near the peach tree but not actually at it's base. The silver item you see is what's left of an aluminum ladder Gary found when fighting a forest fire in California. When you see what remains after a fire, it's quite soberting. The ladder melted down to a small puddle.
Meanwhile I fertilized and put shredded bark in my raised bed plantings. The vegetables have already grown. A squirrel keeps digging in the bin; they can smell acorns buried last year. Today I'm building a removable plastic covering to put over the bin in case of a frost.
Here's the first daffodil bloom this year. The red leaf plant plant behind it is nandina nana. The plant is evergreen but in winter the leaves turn a beautiful peach and red. Nandina makes a compact ball and needs no pruning and is quite hardy. This variety is sterile so will not become invasive in the wild. I take great pleasure in observing, planting, and harvesting. I find nature to be the best remedy for what ails me in life. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.