This weekend I finally got out in the yard. In other words, I got in a fight with the rose bushes, and I think I won :). I found some beautiful, perfect roses amidst all of the sort-of-going-wild new growth. All of the thorn-pricks were worth it, I guess.
I also have to include this little picture of JJ, since she was trying so hard to be helpful as I gardened (as she put her little head under my arm as I tried to clip dried flowers...).