The wisteria is beginning to bloom, just as our first good rainy week of the winter arrives. We are hoping for several inches of rain and, more importantly, several feet of snow in the Sierras which is where we keep our summer water here in Northern California.
Just the other day the ladybugs who every year spend the winter nestled in my garden to emerge on a sunny late winter day, to the delight of all visitors, were covering the yellow argyranthemum. Today I imagine they are finding a cozy dry spot...or at least I hope they are.
And maybe fill the well for the fairies.