I have returned from my not-too-distant travels to the neighboring state.
The first thing I did upon my return to our rural outpost was enjoy my family's obvious happiness at my being home. The next thing I did was go to bed. The next thing I did was go to work. But then the next thing I did was go outside to visit my baby plants.
I realize this might not be high on the list of priorities for most people after an absence, but I have a history of doing it.
It's so fun to see how much they've grown since I left, and there are always some surprises.
Surprises like . . .
Sprouting broccoli is finally sprouting. (This is a fall-planted variety that is supposed to overwinter and then grow little florets in the spring.)