It’s a rainy October day, but we took birthday pictures anyway.
We planted this lovely clematis on the north side of a shed. I’d remembered my mother’s instructions that they liked to have their roots kept cool but had forgotten the part about them needing sunshine too. It languished, a fragile stick, flowerless.
Early this spring, we moved it to a pot on our deck. Roots are still cool but now the southern sunlight shines and we have been rewarded with amazing flowers.
I set up the grooming table in the snow. There were enough outdoor distractions to keep him occupied, while I took pictures.
Tracks across my boardwalk
Fan footed and fierce,
She sinks into the soft snow.
History in the making.