The other day I posted photos of the saxifrage flowers out in the back yard. This time, it's photos of flowers that we are used to seeing in late winter or early spring.
The one above is a strikingly colorful crocus growing on the edge of the woods on our neighbors' property.
And the ones above are perce-neige, or snowdrops, also growing at the neighbors'.
And finally, these primevères or primroses in our own yard.
The first day of the kitchen refurbishing went well. The contractor spent about two hours sanding the ceiling with what he called his girafe, which is a rotary sander on a pole, attached to a big vacuum cleaner. Wow, having the right tools makes all the difference — no dust storm! He then patched the cracks and the rough spots with some kind of enduit or spackle. Today he'll sand the ceiling again.