I decided to get up and putter in the front flowerbed at our house. We hadn't planted anything in it before and so I tried my hand at making it look pretty this morning. It actually looks pretty good for a first-time effort; filled with dusty miller, petunias, pansies and lobelia I can't wait for these flowers to really flourish.
In the afternoon I took a break from gardening to wander down the hill to the Muttart Conservatory and marvel at their gardens. This is the view from about three blocks down the street from my house. Isn't it lovely?!
The Muttart has four gorgeous glass pyramids, each housing a different climates worth of plants. There is a pyramid dedicated to: tropical, temperate and arid climates. The final pyramid has a revolving plant theme every few months. This month it was "Celtic flowers".
It was a perfect afternoon to get out with a friend, enjoy some beautiful flowers and the fresh air. I have now finished my last paper for my spring institute and I feel like I'm free again now. Time to get back to the life I'd put on hold until now and to start enjoying 'me' time again!