I think I take a version of this photo at the end of every May long weekend. It’s like a benchmark, a way of seeing how this spring is proceeding (prospringing) compared to other years. It’s still chilly, but I did get lots planted today, and I also did some therapeutic deck-sitting.
Bonus picture: My dog, Emma, has spent pretty much the whole weekend trying to get into the neighbours’ yard. We were joking that she just wants to be part of their family so badly. But, honestly, it kind of hurts my feelings. Here’s a picture of her watching their gate while they ate a wholesome family breakfast in their yard:
Whatever, Emma. WHATEVER.