I've spent the last few weeks getting my deck in order and cleaned up a bit from the winter. Winter's here are relatively mild, but even with very little snow or anything, my deck needed an overhaul, including some deep-cleaning of the railings.
I also potted a bunch of plants - mostly herbs and a few vegetables (although I don't know how well the veggies will work in pots other than the tomatoes). I have a money tree, desert rose, lavender, basil, cilantro, sage, rosemary, oregano, strawberries, micro greens, carrots, tomatoes, and a few other tropical plants and flowers. Isn't my little wire plant stand cart cute? I got that at our great flea market last year.
There was a little surprise when I went to get my mail today. The mail boxes in my neighborhood are in the pool house area and when I looked through the gate I saw a woman looking at what I thought was a goose in the pool. We have lots of geese in the pond that is just down a little hill from the pool area (beyond the fence), but I was surprised to see one in the pool. As I got closer, I realized it was ducks! A mama and a bunch of babies. They were really cute, but I am wondering how they got in there, because the mother couldn't seem to get the babies out of there.