Our ancient Cottonwood tree has returned to it's full shady glory, our grass is finally green again and in need of regular mowing. BTW my garden hasn't become a slope over the winter and I wasn't drunk either when I took this. Just one of those moments when my photography eye let me down LOL! I have still not acclimated to the way everything outside dies off here in the winter months and goes brown, it's very bizarre coming from England's year round green and pleasant land! So yesterday I was delighted to walk around our garden and see colour has returned to our landscape with the recent rain. Here are a few shots for your enjoyment, this weekend I will be out doing some much needed gardening! The first bloom to appear on our lilac bush One of my favourite plants 'Bleeding Heart' in bloom Photinia, a shrub I loved in England that thrives here too, so I have planted six of them in the gardens. And of course every move I made was observed!