Recently, Garden, the cat who does not belong to me, and I were walking near the lady garden when we came across a crime scene.
Garden couldn't stand it and covered her eyes.
Warning: the following image is graphic, so if you have a weak stomach, you better not look, either.The bloody guts, upon investigation, was actually red and white sap coming from a stump. Lou had cut down a tree. I have never seen a bleeding tree before, but I think this one qualifies!
Garden and I went looking for more pleasant things, and we saw this vignette in the lady garden:
We saw summer snowflakes, leucojum aestivan:
And many other lovely flowers:
Here's my watering can:
In the front garden we admired the weeping cherry tree:
We saw the Jane magnolia overlooking the woodland garden:
Then we entered the woodlands and got another perspective on the Jane magnolia:
Morning light shown across some spirea shrubs:
Gauzy spiderwebs hung like hammocks among the branches:
We stopped to look at some variegated ivy:
A treat for the eyes, blooming redbud trees were sweet as puffs of cotton candy:
Finally, on our way out of the woodlands, Garden stopped to speak to the rabbit:
We enjoyed our walk. The air was refreshing and the sights were beautiful, except for the crime scene. It was a day too fine for murder, and I told Lou he shouldn't have cut down that tree. A tree that bleeds will probably come back to haunt you.